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

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2006 00:22:42 +0000 (UTC)
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Cc: public-appformats@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0610110022310.1637@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Sat, 7 Oct 2006, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
>
> * Ian Hickson wrote:
> >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.
> 
> I am not so sure about that. I cannot tell from the draft whether e.g.
> 
>   <?xml version='1.0'?>
>   <x>
>     <xbl:template ... xmlns:xbl='...' />
>   </x>
> 
> the template element implements the XBLTemplateElement interface. The 
> draft says "The XBLTemplateElement interface is implemented by template 
> elements that are in the XBL namespace" which suggests that yes, it does 
> implement it, but the text above suggests it does not implement it.

I've tried to clarify this.

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