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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.

len bullard
lockheed martin


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