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RE: XHTML documents + XSL (or CSS) stylesheets

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@attlabs.att.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2000 18:16:39 -0700
To: <mmurata@trl.ibm.co.jp>, <www-html-editor@w3.org>
Cc: <mark.baker@canada.sun.com>, <simonstl@simonstl.com>, <dan@dankohn.com>
Message-ID: <NDBBKEBDLFENBJCGFOIJMEKBDBAA.masinter@attlabs.att.com>
> Consider an XHML docment labeled as text/xml or application/xml.  If
> this XML document has a linking PI to an XSLT stylesheet, what will
> happen? 

I think for the question to be useful, it is necessary to be explicit
about the context -- what will happen when? When an email is received
by a regular email client, labelled text/xml? By a web browser?

>  Will the document be handled by the XSLT processor or XHTML
> user agent?  In my understanding, the result is undefined.

Is it bad that the result is undefined?

> IE 5.0(1)
> invokes the XSLT processors.    In the case of CSS, I believe that 
> the XHTML user agent is invoked and it uses the CSS stylesheet 
> for rendering.

Is this OK?
Received on Tuesday, 18 July 2000 21:16:37 UTC

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