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Re: sXBL: Including non-SVG data

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 23 Dec 2004 20:59:00 +0000 (UTC)
To: Elliotte Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0412232058040.32559@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Wed, 22 Dec 2004, Elliotte Harold wrote:
> The use case is simple: I'd like to write an sXBL document that 
> describes how to display MusicXML or MathML or some other source XML 
> documents, without actually modifying the source documents. I'd like the 
> sXBL which describes the presentation of the data as SVG to be 
> completely separate from the actual data being displayed. The current 
> approach feels like I'm embedding a document in the stylesheet.

This will be addressed in XBL2. For sXBL, the goal (as I understand it) is 
just to allow authors to basically invent elements that act as macros in 
their SVG.

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