RE: several messages

On Fri, 29 Jun 2001, Manos Batsis wrote:
> In HTML, the agent knows what goes where (since it's a presentation
> centric language)

(Strict) HTML is not a presentation-centric language.

> while the structure of an XML document doesn't help a browser in
> deciding the presentation structure that will make sense to a user.

XML is a meta-language, it itself has no structure. XHTML is XML, for
instance. So your argument makes no sense.

> So, either the XML document should have a structure and 'data order'
> close to the desired XSL output, or an XSL is mandatory while CSS on
> it's own is useless.

IMHO that argument makes no sense.

> So, an agent should know what is what IMHO.

And that is what HTTP Content Negotiation is for.

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