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

From: Dean Jackson <dino@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2006 23:22:40 +1000
Message-Id: <2D5AD0A9-DBEB-4A71-8D5A-1BE9C715634C@w3.org>
Cc: public-appformats@w3.org, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>

Björn,

On 11/10/2006, at 10:22 AM, Ian Hickson 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.

I expect you are still tracking this thread on your vast  
dataprocessing equipment buried deep within your Cave of Pure Evil.  
Could you please respond to state if you're happy or unhappy with  
Ian's attempted clarification?

Thanks,
Dean
Received on Thursday, 26 October 2006 13:23:10 UTC

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