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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 19:41:55 -0600
Message-Id: <4.1.20030101193841.0386ea40(null)>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: www-style@w3.org

Ian,

Let me explain it another way.  There is an inverse between DOM and XBL.
In fact, you argue that is one of the important features.  Thus XBL belongs
at the DOM layer.  But DOM does not belong at the semantic layer, per your
diagram.  There is no inverse from DOM to Semantics.  The parser is a
one-way transformation from semantic markup to DOM.

I am arguing to keep that separation orthogonal to minimize problems that
are well known to happen when merging layers.  The W3C specifically
designed DOM to be orthogonal to markup.  I trust their wisdom (collective IQ).

-Shelby Moore
Received on Wednesday, 1 January 2003 20:41:07 GMT

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