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Re: [XBL 2] The abstract confuses the reader

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2006 22:41:26 +0000 (UTC)
Cc: public-appformats@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0610112232301.10443@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Tue, 10 Oct 2006, JOSE MANUEL CANTERA FONSECA wrote:
> IMHO the abstract doesn't say anything about what it is XBL 2. IMHO it 
> is confusing the reader. The clueless or ocasional reader who haven't 
> heard of XBL 2 is not going to read anymore.

I updated the abstract, it now reads:


The XML Binding Language (XBL) describes the ability to associate elements 
in one document with script, event handlers, CSS, and more complex content 
models in another document. This can be used to re-order and wrap content 
so that, for instance, simple HTML or XHTML markup can have complex CSS 
styles applied without requiring that the markup be polluted with multiple 
semantically neutral div  elements.

It can also be used to implement new DOM interfaces, and, in conjunction 
with other specifications, enables arbitrary tag sets to be implemented as 
widgets. For example, XBL could in theory be used to implement XForms.

Is that better?

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