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RE: XHTML documents + XSL (or CSS) stylesheets

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@attlabs.att.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2000 12:40:29 -0700
To: "Mark Baker" <mark.baker@canada.sun.com>
Cc: <mmurata@trl.ibm.co.jp>, <simonstl@simonstl.com>, <www-html-editor@w3.org>, <dan@dankohn.com>
Message-ID: <NDBBKEBDLFENBJCGFOIJMEKCDCAA.masinter@attlabs.att.com>
Murata-san wrote:
> > >   An XML document labelled as text/xml or application/xml may contain
> > >   namespace declarations, stylesheet-linking PIs, and schema
> > >   information among others.  For example, an XML document may have the
> > >   XHTML namespace and has a reference to a CSS stylesheet.  Such an
> > >   XML document may be handled by application programs, each of which

an Mark Baker replied:
> How about "may or may not" in place of that last "may"?  Or just a 2119
> "MAY"?

'might contain' and 'might have' will avoid the possible confusion with RFC
2119 use of 'MAY'.


An XML document labelled as text/xml or application/xml might contain
namespace declarations, stylesheet-linking PIs, schema information,
or other declarations that might be used to suggest how the document
is to be processed. For example, a document might have the XHTML
namespace and a reference to a CSS stylesheet. Such document might
be handled by applications that would use this information to dispatch
to the appropriate processing.

> I want to drive home the point with authors that one can't assume user
> agents will obey these mechanisms.

Why shouln't they?
Received on Wednesday, 26 July 2000 15:40:56 GMT

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