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. Robert ----- 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 xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ or CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 Unsubscribe by posting to majordom@i... the message unsubscribe xml-dev (or) unsubscribe xml-dev your-subscribed-email@your-subscribed-address Please note: New list subscriptions now closed in preparation for transfer to OASIS.
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