Re: XML is broken (was Re: Why Doesn't IE5 use the DTD toV
The discussions of Simon and Sara on validation control remind me of the problem of associating stylesheets with XML documents. (See http://www.w3.org/TR/PR-xml-stylesheet). The current approach works for simple systems today; it will be a mistake later. Forced embedding of control information in the data (er..document) goes against a fundamental strength underlying XML. The style sheet concept underlying XML seeks to separate content from display. There are two ways to win with separated style sheets: 1) A powerful and wonderful Style controls many lowly XML docs. *Style* / | | \ x1 x2 x3 x4 2) A critical and valuable XML doc flows through many styles to glory. *XML* / | | \ s1 s2 s3 s4 Clearly embedding control info works for the first case; that is today's web publication model. The second case just cannot use embedded control; this is the data conversion world. John. ______________________________________________________ John J. Barton email: John_Barton@xxxxxxxxxx MS 3U-6 Hewlett-Packard Labs 1501 Page Mill Road phone: (650)-236-2888 Palo Alto CA 94304-1126 FAX: (650)-813-3381 XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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