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RE: general questions

From: Vidhya Gholkar <vidhya.gholkar@argogroup.com>
Date: Thu, 23 May 2002 19:17:32 +0100
Message-ID: <ABB39CCA97F2D840BB0FEDDEBD5A4D040A9E9BDF@mail-svr1.elstead-ad.elstead.argogroup.com>
To: "Vogel Peter (FV/SLM) *" <Peter.Vogel2@de.bosch.com>, <www-mobile@w3.org>
Hi Peter,

Perhaps we are talking at cross purposes as I have no disagreement with
the W3C quote that you've put in your email. You can use device profile
together with XSL to transform documents, should you choose to do so.

There are many ways to use device info, for adaptation, but that isn't
the context of my comment. The context of my comment is that to use XSL
you will need to know the *specific* device profile schema at
application writing time. Furthermore, if you choose to extend that
schema in any way you will need to have knowledge of any device
pecularities that you want to avoid or take advantage of. You will not
necessarily have this information when you are designing your


-----Original Message-----
From: Vogel Peter (FV/SLM) * [mailto:Peter.Vogel2@de.bosch.com]
Sent: 23 May 2002 15:50
To: www-mobile@w3.org
Subject: AW: general questions

Hello Vidhya,

> Von: Vidhya Gholkar [mailto:vidhya.gholkar@argogroup.com]
> You mention XSL and so on. I don't believe that you want to, can or
> should parameterise your application to use XSL (e.t.c.) to deal with
> all the issues. It's not only a drag on performance but you simply
> cannot at application design time take care of these issues (you won't
> know what they are!).

How else would you like to use the device profile information
within the server, when not using XSL or CSS?

It is my understanding form reading the W3C activity statement,
that the server generates different content dependent on the
device profile. The content can be generated by use of XSL.

See, http://www.w3c.org/Mobile/Activity

" If a content provider wants information to be available for
  different devices, different versions of that content can be
  generated, for example using only the text modules, or perhaps
  using full graphics with scripting. Thus in its document profile,
  the document specifies the expected capabilities of the browser
  in terms of XHTML support, style sheet support and so on. 

Hence you can generate different XHTML files, making use of
different XHTML modules.

Best regards,

Peter Vogel
Robert Bosch GmbH
Received on Thursday, 23 May 2002 14:20:30 UTC

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