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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: Wed, 01 Jan 2003 18:19:21 -0600
Message-Id: <4.1.20030101181430.0387b710(null)>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: www-style@w3.org

Ian,

Now I think I can comment meaningfully about the graph you did of the layer
relationships:

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2003Jan/0000.html

The missing link in your diagram is that XBL should have a bi-drectional
line to "MathML, XHTML" ("Semantics").  Per your <A> date example, XBL has
power to modify the meaning of semantic layer (and cause the content markup
in between <a> and </a> to be ignored).  Thus the arrow to "Semantics".
And XBL has the power to bind to new semantics (per Daniel's resizeHandler
example in beginning of thread), thus the arrow from "Semantics" to XBL.

Apologies I did not think is was worth making that point before until we
had a proper basis to communicate.

-Shelby Moore
Received on Wednesday, 1 January 2003 19:18:27 GMT

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