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Re: WF2, attach hidden xml

From: Laurens Holst <lholst@students.cs.uu.nl>
Date: Thu, 24 May 2007 01:34:47 +0900
Message-ID: <46546D27.9030702@students.cs.uu.nl>
To: Tom Morris <bbtommorris@gmail.com>
CC: public-html@w3.org
Doesn’t IE have XML Data Islands that offer this functionality?

I don’t know how they work exactly, but…


Tom Morris schreef:
> On 5/21/07, Dmitry Turin <html60@narod.ru> wrote:
>> I not found how to add abitrary xml-tree to sending xml-tags,
>> i.e. how to attach _hidden_ xml-tree to form.
>> Thus i offer new html-element <hidden>,
>> and i offer to place mentioned xml-tree inside it,
>> for example
> I'm not sure that 'hidden' is the right title for such an attribute,
> but I think there is some value in having a method by which one can
> include XML data in to HTML. The browser need not *do* anything with
> it (just as it need not 'do' anything with microformats), but could
> optionally do something with it. If you see user agents as only
> Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari, this will be somewhat pointless
> - but for the 'long tail' of user agents, there is a great deal of
> value in being able to extract 'purer' XML data from an (X)HTML
> document.
> (X)HTML documents are being used as method for moving data around, and
> having a number of viable approaches means that it's less likely for
> people to have to engage in ugly 'hacks' or break the CSS/style use of
> elements and attributes.

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Laurens Holst, student, university of Utrecht, the Netherlands.
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