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RE: [XAG Change request] Applicability of XAG

From: <DPawson@rnib.org.uk>
Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 14:57:33 +0100
Message-ID: <9B66BBD37D5DD411B8CE00508B69700F024A776A@pborolocal.rnib.org.uk>
To: wai-xtech@w3.org

> I am arguing deliberately that we should lose the statement 
> "that group are
> not a target". I believe that all XML languages should conform to XAG,
> including processing-oriented languages such as RDF and XSLT, 
> generally
> useful languages such as SVG or XHTML, and that it should address very
> device-oriented languages such as XSL-FO or SSML.
> I think this is contrary to what you are suggesting?

Yes, but not a wholehearted yes.

I was halfway happy with the data vs document classification,
then we moved on to 'not final form' documents.

For the examples given, my gut feel is:
SVG yes.
fo no (I view that in the same class as .obj files, i.e. temporary
files to be thrown away).
XHTML yes.
Mathml ... ambivalent.

> Actually I think that it is possible to make meaningful tests 
> against XAG for
> things like XSLT and RDF, as well as SVG and MathML.

Agreed for some classes of document.

 The hard 
> parts are
> dealing with representing them to end users, or authors, and 
> working out how
> to deal with very presentation-specific languages. I have a proposal
> forthcoming....

I'll await the proposal.

Regards DaveP


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