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RE: Self-descriptive assertions

From: Williams, Stuart <skw@hp.com>
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 17:09:57 +0100
Message-ID: <E864E95CB35C1C46B72FEA0626A2E808028A2674@0-mail-br1.hpl.hp.com>
To: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Cc: public-sw-meaning@w3.org

Hello Mark,

> /me reads over his conclusions
> Ah, was it this that you were responding to?
> ""
> IE's behaviour regarding namespace dispatch alone is 
> consistent, yet when a no-op stylesheet is applied, either 
> the media type appears to be implicitly coerced or 
> namespace-dispatch is activated. I can think of no non-bug 
> explanation for why that might be the case.
> ""

Yes indeed... there appeared to be an implicit expectation of what
processing should take place (which afaict is one of the topics on this

> Well, if the result of the transformation has no associated 
> media type, then either a) whatever receives those results is 
> adding a media type which is different than the original one, 
> b) namespace dispatch is being activated as a result of the 
> transform taking place, or
> c) some other funkiness.

wrt a) whatever receives those results is processing them in an application
specific manner. It may not be 'inventing' media-type - I mean... how could
you tell? It's an internal matter for the recipient of the original
representation inc. media-type.

wrt b) how can you tell that any namespace dispatch is occuring... results
for test 4 rather suggest that the root namespace of the result is ignored.


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