Re: The triples datamodel -- was Re: Semantic W
Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote: > Provide well-formed content in XML (not Flash or Java, please) and offer > one or more stylesheets that suggest a possible presentation; and you're > good to go. In practice, it's not that much better than with HTML; different browsers support different bits of CSS, and even XSLT had a couple of implementation differences you can fall over last time I had much to do with it (a couple of years ago now, admittedly). I seem to remember the key ref stuff wasn't universally supported at the time, or some such. My point being that really popular systems tend to involve a small number of viewer/'consumer' applications and many thousands or millions of producers, so the producers are ending up thinking about how the consumers will handle their output, rather than just publishing it and letting the world do with it as they will. This was how HTML went under commercial pressures; while HTML+CSS has helped a lot, I don't see that XML has done all that much to change this. Unlike HTML+CSS, XML is useful in situations where you have few producers and many consumers, so it may *appear* to have helped just by being in situations where the problem doesn't exist ;-) ABS
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