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RE: Browsers and XML vs "Back/Forward" buttons

Subject: RE: Browsers and XML vs "Back/Forward" buttons
From: "Chris Bayes" <Chris@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2000 22:14:13 +0100
back button xsl
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
>Anyone have comments on this?
>Don Bruey
>Lead Software Developer
>Creative Solutions
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