RE: Browsers and XML vs "Back/Forward" buttons
What else would you expect? Either give the summary and detail views/xsl different names or expire the Data.xsl so it needs to be reloaded. >-----Original Message----- >From: owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx >[mailto:owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Don Bruey >Sent: 25 July 2000 14:45 >To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx >Subject: Browsers and XML vs "Back/Forward" buttons > > > > >Given Data.xml and Data.xsl, in IE5.5 with MSXML3 (thanks to help from >this list) > >I have two "views" on Data.xml that I would like to present to the >user upon >demand, call them "summary" and "detail". The user starts in summary. >Depending on what hyperlinks they choose, they could request to see this >same data in detail mode. The pages are set up such that you can't get to >the detail without first going through another page, and requesting the >detail page will write a new "detail" Data.xsl file, so that when the >data.xml file is loaded into the browser, it is transformed to detail. (how >this data.xsl writing works isn't important, it just works) > > >Something like this: > >Data.xml w/ Data.xsl (summary) --> hyperlink --> (0 or more other >page(s)) --> hyperlink --> Data.xml w/ Data.xsl (detail) > >No problem if you go from summary to detail. The problem is that, you >guessed it, using the browser back button, you can move to the original >(summary) view any time you want, and since Data.xsl is now the "detail" >version, you will move back to the summary view but see the detail view. > >This sort of touches on the "conditional" include of certain xsl files, >which has been a topic of conversation here recently, I think takes it a >step further since one of the strong points of XML is the ability to show >whatever view on the data you want via transformations, but this situation >will easily get you into trouble. I've been watching these messages and I >don't remember anything coming up that specifically addressed this >issues. > >Anyone have comments on this? > >Don Bruey >Lead Software Developer >Creative Solutions > > > > > XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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