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Re: Review of Introduction

From: Chimezie Ogbuji <ogbujic@bio.ri.ccf.org>
Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2006 10:56:40 -0500 (EST)
To: public-grddl-wg <public-grddl-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.60.0611221052400.18551@joplin.bio.ri.ccf.org>

On Wed, 22 Nov 2006, Dan Connolly wrote:
>> "The use of XSLT to generate XHTML from single-purpose XML vocabularies
>> is historically celebrated as a powerful idiom for separating structured
>> content from presentation."
>> "Historically celebrated" seems rather strong for technologies that have
>> existed for only half a decade. Why not "widely regarded" instead?
> I struck that bit.

Again I think you'll find that people in the XML-space who *have* 
experience with XSLT and *are* aware of that paradigm will find this a 
useful context.  I think not giving that proper context makes the 
description of GRDDL as inarticulate as the acronym itself (for those who 
are aware of how XSLT is typically used with XML vocabularies).

We need to be aware we are bridging two technological communities with 
their own paradigms, patterns, and best practices.

>> "GRDDL shifts this idiom to a different end: "
>> This seems clumsy. And it anthropomorphizes GRDDL. Can GRDDL be said to
>> _do_ anything? What about simply "GRDDL can be used to separate document
>> structure from its authoritative meaning"
> I struck that bit too.

Same issue as above.

Chimezie Ogbuji
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