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Re: XBL is (mostly) W3C redundant, and CSS is wrong W3C layer for semantic behavior *markup*

From: Shelby Moore <shelby@coolpage.com>
Date: Sun, 29 Dec 2002 15:47:35 -0600
Message-Id: <4.1.20021229154349.018ba4c0(null)>
To: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Cc: www-style@w3.org

> It should be possible for designer and visitors to have
> fine control over the gradations between the two ways of
> structuring data (presentation specific and semantic), and
> to that extent determine at what level they co-exist.

BTW, let me add that "fine control over the gradations" is a reason we need
thin, orthogonal layers, such as XSLT instead of XBL.  It is simply good OO
design principle.

CSS is an example of a thin, orthogonal layer than is a gradation between
markup and presentation.  XSLT can be used as gradation between custom
semantic markup and standard semanitc markup.  XBL is a thick layer for
accomplishing a specific task of building a small class of applications.
Refer to me previous posts in this thread for justifications.

-Shelby Moore
Received on Sunday, 29 December 2002 18:35:57 UTC

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