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RE: several messages

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2001 00:47:23 -0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)
To: Manos Batsis <m.batsis@bsnet.gr>
cc: <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.WNT.4.31.0107010045370.1008-100000@HIXIE.netscape.com>
On Fri, 29 Jun 2001, Manos Batsis wrote:
>
> In HTML, the agent knows what goes where (since it's a presentation
> centric language)

(Strict) HTML is not a presentation-centric language.


> while the structure of an XML document doesn't help a browser in
> deciding the presentation structure that will make sense to a user.

XML is a meta-language, it itself has no structure. XHTML is XML, for
instance. So your argument makes no sense.


> So, either the XML document should have a structure and 'data order'
> close to the desired XSL output, or an XSL is mandatory while CSS on
> it's own is useless.

IMHO that argument makes no sense.


> So, an agent should know what is what IMHO.

And that is what HTTP Content Negotiation is for.

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