Re: Using HyTime Arcform stuff (was Re: Ephemeral XML?)
David G. Durand wrote:
> I still disagree that we should be saying anything about APIs, except in
> the context of style sheets. Markup is for declarative, structural
> information. Stylesheets are for declarations of formatting or other
> processing behavior.
Given a better definition or term for stylesheet, I might agree.
However, this is the ONLY community I am aware of that uses
the term "stylesheet" for anything other than formatting. There
will be a problem if DSSSL is the only legal way to handle
XML processing engines. XML will be excellent for applications
that don't know a DSSSL spec or engine exists. As I noted earlier,
DSSSL and HyTime are on equal footing with regards to widespread
adoption and implementation.
API *standards* will appear ad hoc. That isn't a problem really,
because acquisition specs will cite products by name and where
available, ISO number.