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Re: xhtml browser

From: Vadim Plessky <plessky@cnt.ru>
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2002 18:01:57 +0300
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-Id: <200212101801.57568.plessky@cnt.ru>

On Tuesday 10 December 2002 3:37 pm, Bertilo Wennergren wrote:
|  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.

I had impression that Li Zhang Cis is targeting some special-purpose audience, 
like corporrate Intranet where all users have same browser,e tc.
And his question about "browser with xhtml support" had menaing: "what should 
I Install to get the work done?".

Anyway, it's up to author of the web page to provide stylesheet for aureal 
rendering or not.
Microsoft ships IE without support for aurela rendering, and Netscape7 doesn't 
support aureal rendering.
So, it's fine with me to support aureal rendering (I have nothing against it), 
but *how* you can test it, if none supports it?

NOTE: I am not interested in any solutions which would require me to pay 
money, I use Open-Source software and (sometimes) Win98 box with MS IE6 for 
compatibility tests.

-- 
Best Regards,

Vadim Plessky
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http://svgicons.sourceforge.net
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