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RE: CSS and XLink

From: Didier PH Martin <martind@netfolder.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 1999 22:24:47 -0400
To: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>, <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000001be8554$ccebb8e0$da7a8bcf@total.net>
Hi Simon,

exactly, you got it right.

I am studying the XML Fragments document right now and we have a meeting in
couple minutes to discuss it. On first impressions, it seems to resolve some
of the name space problems. If I understand well the implications, this
recommendation needs HTTP servers (or any other server) to be able to
provide fragment when requested. The request may be XPointers. This could
potentially resolve a lot of issues and reduce the workload on the browser
side.

regards
Didier PH Martin
mailto:martind@netfolder.com
http://www.netfolder.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Simon St.Laurent [mailto:simonstl@simonstl.com]
Sent: Monday, April 12, 1999 8:23 PM
To: martind@netfolder.com; www-style@w3.org
Subject: RE: CSS and XLink


At 04:27 PM 4/12/99 -0400, Didier PH Martin wrote:
>Some with CSS and most of them with XSL. However we experimented the same
>problems or similar problems with documents having vocabulary overlap but
no
>specific name space. We tried to simulate a real Web situation.

Wow.  This is quite a catalog of problems.

For the most part, it seems like the problems you're having come from:

* Fragments that don't indicate namespace context (or which don't use
namespaces)

* Style sheets that don't support namespaces anyway

Is this a reasonable reading?  The problems seem to originate with
inclusion, and considering the included material as part of the parent
document.  (xlxp-dev discussions never seemed to reach a consensus on
whether this was 'proper' handling.)

The fragments working group just came out with a 'last call' draft:
http://www.w3.org/TR/WD-xml-fragment

I don't know if it'll solve too many of your problems, but on my first read
it looks like namespace context will at least be preserved.  Of course,
there are details...

Has there been any progress on CSS and namespaces?  It seems like it might
be as quirky as XML validation and namespaces, but I'd love to know if
anyone's started fighting this battle.


Simon St.Laurent
XML: A Primer
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http://www.simonstl.com
Received on Monday, 12 April 1999 22:26:39 GMT

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