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Re: XLink and CSS3

From: Sean Palmer <wapdesign@wapdesign.org.uk>
Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2000 15:13:10 +0100
Message-ID: <002e01c0351f$d85855e0$5dd993c3@z5n9x1>
To: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>
Cc: "Ian Hickson" <ianh@netscape.com>, <www-style@w3.org>
> There's an enormous amount more.  Some has to do with integrating XLink
> implementation with CSS implementation on a fairly abstract level
> links coming from multiple documents, some has to do with issues like
> support for XLink behaviors (show and actuate), and some has to do with
> prospect of links that can take you to multiple locations and how those
> choices should be presented.
Well, it is interesting to see the proposed draft of XHTML 2.0, but
obviousy, I cannot discuss it.
What I can say is this:
XLink will open up new doors for CSS, and so it is advisable to start as
much converstion as you (we) can.
When I say "XLink module for CSS", I mean couldn't we apply styles to XLink
information? There are two lines of discussion: how XLink is to be
structurally handled in CSS, and how CSS is to be used in conjuction with/as
a styling method for XLink information.
Don't forget, we already have <link rel="alternative stylesheet" ...
XLink open things like this up so much more, by proving CSS DOM interaction.

> I'll try to publish some more specific material over the course of the
> few days.  I'm utterly buried in writing projects, so it'll have to come
> out as fragments.
Shame, I can't wait to see how this discussion pans out.

Kindest Regards,
Sean B. Palmer
WAP Tech Info - http://www.waptechinfo.com/
Received on Friday, 13 October 2000 10:14:53 UTC

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