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RE: Resolving URIs in shadow trees

From: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@x-port.net>
Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2005 18:25:27 +0100
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To: "'Cameron McCormack'" <cam-www-svg@aka.mcc.id.au>
Cc: <www-svg@w3.org>


> I don't know if I would agree with that.  I'm sure there'd be 
> situations where you want a binding document to have some 
> gradients defined (for
> example) that are used by all the shadow trees for a 
> particular binding, and you want to use a URI reference that 
> contains only a fragment identifier.  It would be a bit messy 
> to have to include the gradient element in each generated shadow tree.


Perhaps we need some sort of 'static' declaration, like in C++, where we can
say that some content is available to all instances of a template, but it
actually only need occur once. It retains encapsulation, which is one of the
(many) benefits of XBL.



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