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

From: Grosso, Paul <pgrosso@ptc.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2010 10:55:56 -0400
Message-ID: <CF83BAA719FD2C439D25CBB1C9D1D30212CF8D98@HQ-MAIL4.ptcnet.ptc.com>
To: "Daniel Glazman" <daniel@glazman.org>
Cc: <www-xml-stylesheet-comments@w3.org>
Daniel,

Thank you for your comment [1] on the latest Association 
Style Sheets draft [2].

You suggest that:

 in the definition of the 'media' attribute, [the spec]
 should probably specify that if the 'media' pseudo-attribute
 is absent then the stylesheet applies to "all" media.

We have tried in this spec to stay away from discussing what
applications do with the information in this PI.  In fact, 
there are applications beyond browsers--including some SGML/XML 
editors--that make use of the information in this PI and that
ignore such a PI if the media pseudo-attribute is omitted, and
there is nothing wrong with that behavior.

The (second) Note in section 2 currently reads:

<quote>
The details of how conforming xml-stylesheet processors 
exploit the information contained in xml-stylesheet 
processing instructions are out of scope for this document, 
as they may reasonably vary from processor to processor.
</quote>

but that is somewhat of a misstatement.  We are changing
that Note to read:

<quote>
The details of how applications 
exploit the information contained in xml-stylesheet 
processing instructions are out of scope for this document, 
as they may reasonably vary from application to application .
</quote>

The xml-stylesheet processor does not exploit the information 
in the PI at all; it passes it on to the application which 
decides what to do with it, and what the application does 
with it is out of scope of the Associating Style Sheets 
specification itself.

Please reply (cc-ing www-xml-stylesheet-comments@w3.org) as
to whether you accept such a resolution of your comment.

paul


[1]
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-xml-stylesheet-comments/2010Mar/
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[2] http://www.w3.org/XML/2010/03/xml-stylesheet/
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