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RE: Hlink, CSS anyone?

From: Didier PH Martin <martind@netfolder.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Sep 2002 10:54:43 -0400
To: "'Jeni Tennison'" <jeni@jenitennison.com>, <www-tag@w3.org>, "'Eric van der Vlist'" <vdv@dyomedea.com>
Message-ID: <000001c266fe$fbbeb160$c801a8c0@didierhome>

Hi Jeni,

[Jeni's answer to the css proposal]

Didier replies:
Thinking more about it. This would lead to a domino effect. If we want
to make the XML processing tools aware of this mapping feature, then
XSLT will have to be updated to include CSS as a processing element.
Otherwise, XSLT has no clues to know that an element is mapped to an
xlink characteristic.

So the impact is:
XSLT will need to import and process the CSS in order to map the element
and to be able to match the templates with the mapped characteristic.
Said differently if the <a> href attribute is mapped to the xlink:href
attribute, the to make the XSLT engine to be able to process a template
such as <template match="@xlink:href">, then it need to include and
process the CSS document providing the mapping.

It also implies that CSS itself will need to use another CSS document to
process documents for the same reasons as above. This is becoming
complex Jeni and I do not know if we are progressing toward a good
solution or if we are creating a domino effect....

Didier PH Martin
Received on Saturday, 28 September 2002 10:54:51 UTC

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