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Re: [XBL] XBL 2.0 Semantic-free XML elements

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 6 Oct 2006 12:30:58 +0900
Message-Id: <250758A7-3954-4D07-AC21-1758B92B248C@w3.org>
Cc: public-appformats@w3.org
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>

Le 6 oct. 06 à 10:02, Ian Hickson a écrit :
> On Thu, 5 Oct 2006 karl@w3.org wrote:
>> # Similarly, XBL elements (other than the xbl element itself) that  
>> do not
>> # have a correct xbl element as an ancestor are in error too, and UAs
>> # must ignore them, treating them as they would any arbitrary
>> # semantic-free XML element.
>> What is a semantic-free XML element? There is no definition for this.
> It's an element that has no semantics. Where's the ambiguity? Why does
> this need a definition? The term is self-explanatory.
>> How does it differ in the processing for User agents?
> Differ from what?
>> What a user agent is supposed to do with something which is not s
>> semantic-free XML element?
> Whatever the element's semantics are defined as requiring the UA to  
> do. I
> don't really understand the question here.

Semantic-free with regards to the XBL specification or with regards  
to the user agent.
Let's take a user agent HappySurf implementing XBL and SVG only.
  * The "xbl" element has the semantics defined in XBL specification
  * The "boom" element has no semantics with regards the user agent  
(maybe somewhere in an unknown spec)
  * The "svg" element has the semantics defined in SVG specification

Is the "svg" element "semantic free" for HappySurf user agent?

Karl Dubost - http://www.w3.org/People/karl/
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