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Re: Alternatives to the W3C (was Re: Alternatives to the W3C)

  • From: "Robert Hanson" <rhanson@b...>
  • To: <xml-dev@i...>, "Tim Bray" <tbray@t...>
  • Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2000 09:53:38 -0500

Re: Alternatives to the W3C (was Re: Alternatives to the W3C)
Wow, I don't know if I can disagree enough with that.  What if the goal isn't
to support XML in the browser, but instead is used for indexing, and other
back-end tasks?  And what if this same information is also accessible through
a browser with CSS?

For instance, we have in in-house knowledge base.  This knowledge base
contains information that needs to be searchable by perhaps a part number.
Parts of this knowledge base also include manuals that are intended for
distribution as printed material (using XSLT).  Other parts are indexes
generated by a back end application which does use DOM.  And besides that, the
support technician needs access to this information... so with XML and CSS in
the browser, I am all set.  Why do I need DOM support in my browser for to do
all of this?

I am not disagreeing that DOM support will be needed in the browser for lots
of applications, but I disagree that there is no point to supporting XML
without DOM.


----- Original Message -----
From: Tim Bray <tbray@t...>

> At 09:40 PM 1/23/00 -0600, Len Bullard wrote:
> >So is DOM really required for XML 1.0, or is that a political position
> >about implementations?
> There is no *point* to supporting XML in the browser if you don't
> support the DOM.  If all you want is to display nice-looking stuff
> to humans, HTML does an excellent job of that. -Tim

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