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Re: Use cases

From: COUTHURES Alain <alain.couthures@agencexml.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2010 13:46:13 +0100
Message-ID: <4D1DD095.8040604@agencexml.com>
To: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>
CC: Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>, public-html-xml@w3.org
Le 31/12/2010 13:09, Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis a écrit :
>> 4. I have an HTML5 document and I want to embed islands of XML in it
>>    because I want to be able to write JavaScript and CSS to manipulate
>>    those elements, for example, in the browser.
> Can you elaborate on this use case? What are we really talking about and why?
> What are some example end-user problems this would solve? Might there
> be other (better?) ways to solve them?
> By "islands of XML" do we mean round-tripping information in XML for
> clientside processing? Or do we mean a text/html document that
> contains a mixture of HTML/MathML/SVG semantics and elements with
> other arbitrary semantics?
> There's a big difference between the two.
In XForms, there are both situations: XML instances just like "islands 
of XML" and XForms controls embedded within HTML elements.

Alain Couthures
Received on Friday, 31 December 2010 12:45:08 UTC

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