Re: xml + style.
On Mon, 21 Jun 2010 14:15:03 -0400 David <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > > For the sake of argument, lets say the author and xml geek > > sit down together and the author generates plain text, the geek > > styles it via markup *selected by the author*, if she understands > > tha italics means a medicine, fine. Then we have something like > > <medicine s:use-attribute-sets='italics'>Asprin</medicine> > > I'm choosing xsl-fo syntax for want of anything better. > > > > > > > > I'm not entirely sure what your question or intent is here. > I do find this example intriguing as it is in some ways a simple > solution to 'overlapping markup' (well, as long as the overlaps start > and end at the same place :). > It encodes as 'primary' the semantic markup ( "medicine") and encodes > as secondary a presentation 'hint' ("italics"). This implies > elsewhere you might want to have medicine in bold instead ... Yes, same way that XSLT uses this indirection, simply for efficiency. > > But I'm curious what your underlying question or point is. Are you > asking if this is "good style" ? or "prevalent in the real world?" or > something different ? I was asking if any other work has been done in this area. It's largely been a sacred cow since XML, I no longer take that view. regards -- regards -- Dave Pawson XSLT XSL-FO FAQ. http://www.dpawson.co.uk
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