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Re: XML accessibility

From: Daniel Dardailler <danield@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 1997 16:13:44 +0100
Message-Id: <199711271513.QAA07345@www47.inria.fr>
To: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>
cc: WAI HC Working Group <w3c-wai-hc@w3.org>


> On Thu, 27 Nov 1997, Daniel Dardailler wrote:
> 
> > How does a user-agent bind an arbitrary XML document to an
> > independant style sheet without knowledge of the DTD ?
> 
> There is a convention using processing elements. 
> 
>   <?xml-stylesheet href="article.xsl" type="text/xsl" ?>

That's not the _user-agent_ doing the binding in this case, it's the
author of the document.

> > We must make sure that at least the DTD name (as a unique ID of
> > some kind) appear in every XML documents, so that client-side
> > binding to a local "more accessible" style is always possible. 
> 
> Many xml files won't have DTD's, so you can't rely on this.

That's too bad and probably something we should discuss further with
the XML community, because no DTD pointer mean no way to adapt the
presentation on the user-agent side (independently of the author).
Received on Thursday, 27 November 1997 10:14:06 UTC

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