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Re: Default XSL stylesheet for XHTML documents

From: Ian Graham <igraham@smaug.java.utoronto.ca>
Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2000 18:36:59 -0400
To: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
cc: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>, www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.SGI.4.05.10010031825410.80030-100000@smaug.java.utoronto.ca>
On Tue, 3 Oct 2000, Håkon Wium Lie wrote:
>
> Also sprach Chris Lilley:
> 
>  > > And certainly not alone. Documents should always be published either in
>  > > well known semantic-full vocabularies (XHTML, MathML, even SVG to some
>  > > extent) 
>  > 
>  > Uhm, in what way is XHTML 'semantic'. I agree that half of the MathML spec
>  > (the lesser-implemented part) is semantic.
> 
> It's an intersting question. I don't think data formats are "semantic"
> or "presentational" -- there exists a continuous "ladder of abstraction".
> 
> I have tried to assess various web document formats in a recent paper:
> 
>   http://www.opera.com/people/howcome/2000/PODDP/
> 
> -h&kon


I think the water is also muddied by the many XML 'dialects' that are
really just re-expressions of previous processing/data models, but with
extra angle brackets. VoxML (with a <goto /> element!) and XFDL are two
examples that come to mind.
   
Ian
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