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Re: A 9th use case? Using an HTML toolchain to produce XML

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2011 01:33:22 -0800 (PST)
To: Stephen Green <stephendgreenweb@gmail.com>
Cc: public-html-xml@w3.org, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Message-ID: <2019692819.339091.1297762402403.JavaMail.root@cm-mail03.mozilla.org>
> Maybe use cases 5 and 7 describe aspects of "Using an HTML toolchain
> to
> produce XML".
> They do not seem to cover it adequately though.
> Take some other particular aspects which use cases 5 and 7 do not seem
> to
> cover
> 1) calling a webservice from an HTML webpage (where the web service
> requires, say,
> an XMLDocument datatype input parameter
> 2) use of XML in an XmlHttpRequest where XML is sent in the request

How are these two using an "HTML toolchain"? Aren't they using the XML toolchain contained in browsers even if the JavaScript that uses the toolchain is bootstrapped from an HTML document?

> 3) XML sent with a full page postback (non AJAX)
> such as the sending of XML in an HTML form output

What's the use case?

Back when HTML5 forms were being developed as a check list of stuff that XForms had, HTML5 forms had an XML submission format that tied into a repetition model. Both the repetition model and the XML submission format were dropped once we stopped trying to match the feature list of XForms.

Henri Sivonen
Received on Tuesday, 15 February 2011 09:33:56 UTC

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