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RE: XHTML Modularization and Tables...

From: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@x-port.net>
Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2005 17:43:28 +0100
Message-ID: <ADA28F97-AAF4-4157-A899-812E65FBCCD3@S009>
To: "'Shane McCarron'" <shane@aptest.com>, "'Boysko, Glenn'" <boysko@microstrategy.com>
Cc: <www-html@w3.org>

Shane said:
> I decided to chime in here Mark, sorry.  I am one of the 
> original designers of M12N's architecture.  The other is no 
> longer involved with the work, but I will do my best.

Not at all...no need to apologise! Your points on DTDs are well made, so I
would just like to add my comments on Glenn's other questions.

Glenn said:
> > I guess my main questions are:
> >
> >    *
> >       Is this approach consistent with the designer's intent for
> >       modularization of XHTML?

Sort of. Although some of the things that you are doing with 'switchable
content' would not be, in my view. For example, the need for two elements
with the same ID. There are some attempts underway to produce conditional
parts of documents, and I would think that this should not be part of XHTML
modularisation, but something more generic, in the way that XInclude is.

> >    *
> >       Would it be better to use XML Schemas for this integration of
> >       our custom tags with XHTML?  (I'm not very well 
> versed in schemas).

I can only speak personally, and say use schemas...but then I hate DTDs.
Shane has them for breakfast, though. ;)

> >    *
> >       Do you anticipate any problems with this approach and 
> the XHTML
> >       2.0 modularization effort?

Well, that's a very interesting question. I intend to write up shortly the
results of my endeavours trying to create schemas for XForms 1.1 and XHTML
2, which made use of Shane's modularisation schemas, and will see if I can
incorporate your points into that.



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