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Re: There Are No Metadocuments

From: len bullard <cbullard@hiwaay.net>
Date: Mon, 10 Feb 1997 22:50:35 -0600
Message-ID: <32FFFA9B.3D02@hiwaay.net>
To: Dave Peterson <davep@acm.org>
CC: Bill Smith <Bill.Smith@Eng.Sun.COM>, w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
Dave Peterson wrote:

> >My personal preference would be to include references to behavior (code) and
> >appearance (style sheets). Without that separation reuse is difficult and
> >object management is seriously impaired.
> 
> Just as some would like to see SGML Link declaration information be separate
> from "the document".  And others insist vociferously that it *must* be
> part of "the document".  And others would like "the document" to be just
> the SGML document element/instance.  What should and should not be part of
> "the document" is a religious war.  :-(

That is so.  

But just as a DSSSL processing spec can be a Java applet 
or Active-X object instead, religion is where we find it.

It's all values.  Split it up anyway you like, it's still 
just a tag soup of values without the DTD.

len
Received on Monday, 10 February 1997 23:50:41 UTC

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