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Re: xhtml browser

From: Bertilo Wennergren <bertilow@gmx.net>
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2002 13:37:46 +0100
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-Id: <200212101337.46187.bertilow@gmx.net>

Vadim Plessky:

> BTW: why do you ask for XHTML support, if you want to process/render
> XML files?
> XML+CSS is better solution than XHTML, IMHO.

That depends. An XHTML file has some well-known vocabulary (well-known 
through the wide-spread support for HTML), and any web browser can do a 
decent rendering of it. XML+CSS most probably has a vocabulary that the 
browser has little knowledge about, and thus it will depend on the CSS 
to render it. That can bring trouble if the CSS provided is only for 
_visual display_. What about non-visual browsers? What should the do 
with XML+visual CSS? XHTML they can probably deal with with built-in 
default rendering for its vocabulary.

Very few authors provide aural CSS with their XML files.

Bertilo Wennergren <bertilow@gmx.net> <http://www.bertilow.com>
Received on Tuesday, 10 December 2002 07:33:15 UTC

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