To create xml mark-up intended specifically to describe what I want to display,
I would like to be able to do the following:
Right now, I have to do the following:
To get a value from xml into a CSS attribute-value pair, you have to add lots of rows to your CSS file. If there were a way, within CSS, to specify that an xml value belonging to an
attribute of some xml element should be the value of a CSS attribute, that would be great. Let CSS get a url value from an xml attribute's value, and create links that way, instead of in XHTML. This would let me create complete web-pages using a custom tag set that's particular to the type of web-page that I'm building.
From my limited expressions of the semantics of my writing, the scripting of what I'm designing for a web browser is best described with a custom tag-set, whether I'm designing knowledge or a graphical display. Using classes with xhtml is a choice to mark-up a graphical display that I design, but it's no fun.
<a href="./webpage.htm" class="breadcrumb">webpage</a>
seems less expressive than
don't you think?
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