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Re: Why does sXBL have it's own namespace?

From: Jon Ferraiolo <jon.ferraiolo@adobe.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Dec 2004 10:41:46 -0800
To: Martijn <martijn.martijn@gmail.com>, www-svg@w3.org
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Althought sXBL only targets SVG, it has a general design that can be 
applied to other presentation XML grammars. Adobe has implemented an 
extension such that sXBL works with both SVG and XHTML. We have found that 
there is nothing that is SVG-specific about sXBL.

Going forward, we are all hoping the W3C will move quickly towards XBL 2.0 
which will be approved by the W3C to officially support a more general 
range of XML-based presentation grammars such as CSS-styled XHTML. The XBL 
task force wants XBL 2.0 to be a superset of sXBL.

With all of this beyond-SVG forward thinking in mind, and the fact that 
sXBL (and its follow-on XBL 2.0) is a standalone, orthogonal, module, the 
XBL Task Force and the SVG Working Group believe that it is appropriate to 
put the XBL elements in their own namespace.

Jon Ferraiolo
Adobe Systems, Inc.

At 03:56 AM 12/23/2004, Martijn wrote:

>why does sXBL have it's own namespace?
>Since it's only purpose seems to be that it is used in SVG only, you
>could just as easily remove the whole namespace stuff, I guess.
Received on Thursday, 23 December 2004 19:02:15 UTC

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