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RE: New release of XML Spec DTD/Stylesheets

From: Kay, Michael <Michael.Kay@softwareag.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2002 16:15:36 +0200
Message-ID: <DFF2AC9E3583D511A21F0008C7E621060453DBBB@daemsg02.software-ag.de>
To: ishida@w3.org, "'Henry S. Thompson'" <ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>, "'Kay, Michael'" <Michael.Kay@softwareag.com>
Cc: "'Norman Walsh'" <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>, spec-prod@w3.org, "'Editor'" <i18n-editor@w3.org>

Sorry, but I've spent a few minutes looking at these and there's no way I'm
going to give an opinion on the changes unless I see some proper
explanation.

Basically, we can't do this by looking at code and comments. There has to be
a high-level description of the changes - what new structures are provided
in the markup, what changes of rendition are there for existing markup. We
can then have a sensible discussion about which of these are general purpose
and which should remain part of your custom layer. (There appears, for
example, to be some markup designed for handling lists of requirements,
which is something I have in my own customisation for XSLT, but it's very
hard to tell whether there's any overlap).

Michael Kay

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Richard Ishida [mailto:ishida@w3.org] 
> Sent: 24 September 2002 19:18
> To: 'Henry S. Thompson'; 'Kay, Michael'
> Cc: 'Norman Walsh'; spec-prod@w3.org; 'Editor'
> Subject: RE: New release of XML Spec DTD/Stylesheets
> 
> 
> I have been asked by the I18N WG to forward to you some 
> information about changes we have made to our version of 
> xml-spec.dtd and the accompanying style sheet that transforms 
> into XHTML output.  We would like to know whether you feel it 
> appropriate to include some of these changes in the canonical 
> version of the xmlspec suite.
> 
> Find enclosed the latest version of our DTD and the version 
> of the XSL stylesheet used to generate output.  The 
> stylesheet contains a detailed change log at the top that 
> reveals most of the changes from the original version of 
> xmlspec. You can see an instance of the output at 
> http://www.w3.org/International/Group/charmod-edit
> 
> 
> Best regards,
> Richard
> 
> 
> 
> 
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> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: spec-prod-request@w3.org
> > [mailto:spec-prod-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Henry S. Thompson
> > Sent: 16 September 2002 18:13
> > To: Kay, Michael
> > Cc: 'Norman Walsh'; spec-prod@w3.org
> > Subject: Re: New release of XML Spec DTD/Stylesheets
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > "Kay, Michael" <Michael.Kay@softwareag.com> writes:
> > 
> > > > I think xspecref is there for offboard references -- I use that 
> > > > for the refs between parts 1 and 2 of XML Schema.
> > > >
> > > 
> > > That's a different scenario from mine. I'm not holding
> > links from one
> > > document to another, I'm generating fragments of xmlspec documents
> > > from data files and then trying to render these fragments as 
> > > structured appendices in the spec.
> > 
> > Ah, right, sorry not to read more carefully.
> > 
> > <snip/>
> > 
> > > Looking at it again, it would be even better if the big xsl:choose
> > > statement were turned into an apply-templates with a 
> special mode: 
> > > then the way that cross-references to each element type are 
> > rendered
> > > could be customized separately.
> > 
> > That makes good sense.
> > 
> > ht
> > -- 
> >   Henry S. Thompson, HCRC Language Technology Group,
> > University of Edinburgh
> >           W3C Fellow 1999--2002, part-time member of W3C Team
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> >  [mail really from me _always_ has this .sig -- mail without 
> > it is forged spam]
> > 
> 
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