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Re: URIs, content adaptation, DISelect and XSLT

From: Max Froumentin <max@lapin-bleu.net>
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 21:40:41 +0100
Message-ID: <475EF5C9.8040509@lapin-bleu.net>
To: "Smith, Kevin, VF-Group" <Kevin.Smith@vodafone.com>
Cc: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>, public-uwa@w3.org

Hi all,

Smith, Kevin, VF-Group wrote:

> Of course,
> we can continue with DIAL which has great merits when aligned with the
> IDEAL datatypes, but I can see that now becoming more of a CMS/device
> aware engine language, with this XSLT approach providing a quick,
> modular add-on to existing content markup. 

Indeed, the separation of concerns is the number 1 objection to 
DISelect: if you see content adaptation as styling, then you'll see 
DISelect as an heresy and will instead propose a content/style 
separation à la CSS, but server style. (I don't think that the question 
whether the engine is XSLT or any other language is particularly 
relevant here.) Both mechanisms are so radically different that it's 
hard to see how the "separated" approach could be explored in DISelect, 
other than to mention it exists.

As for Dave's original question about pagination, I'm not sure how an 
XPath function would work. Dave, could you send an example or two? One 
way of doing it without a function is to enable pagination URI 
parameters, like ?page=. Then when the browser requests 
http://www.example.com, then the server which has decided to paginate 
returns the first page of HTML, including a link to 
http://www.example.com/?page=2. That seems to do the trick.

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