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Re: Comments on last editor's draft of xml-stylesheet [glazman-1]

From: Daniel Glazman <daniel@glazman.org>
Date: Wed, 07 Apr 2010 18:42:24 +0200
Message-ID: <4BBCB5F0.9060005@glazman.org>
To: "Grosso, Paul" <pgrosso@ptc.com>
Cc: www-xml-stylesheet-comments@w3.org
Le 07/04/10 18:18, Grosso, Paul a écrit :

> The Association Style Sheets draft at
> http://www.w3.org/XML/2010/03/xml-stylesheet/
> is a public editor's draft of what is soon to be published
> as a PER for Association Style Sheets Second Edition.
> It is not in scope for us to make changes of a substantive
> nature between a first and second edition.
>
> The XML Core WG does not feel that this specification
> should define the meaning of pseudo-attribute values
> beyond the general statements currently in the draft.
>
> The first edition already restricts xml-stylesheet
> PIs to the "top" of the document; to quote:
>
>   The xml-stylesheet processing instruction is
>   allowed only in the prolog of an XML document.
>
> As a second edition, this draft cannot change that.
> Supporting scoped stylesheets is out of scope for all
> editions of Association Style Sheets 1.0.
>
> paul

Ok. So there is no specification at all defining what means
the lack of the media pseudo-attribute on the xml-stylesheet
PI and that behaviour is then, at this time, totally undefined
in ALL current browsers. This is a severe architectural problem
that, again, cannot be solved on the CSS side since your spec
leaves it in the hands of the xml dialect.

Quoting the document:

   This second edition incorporates all known errata as of the
   publication date, clarifies several areas left unspecified in the
   earlier edition.

I am therefore raising an objection on this point since it does not
clarify this area left unspecified.

The WG's response on the scoped stylesheet issue is not
satisfactory since, again from an architectural point of
view, this spec will be inconsistent with the forthcoming HTML5
state of art.

</Daniel>
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