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Re: sXBL: Use proper examples

From: Jon Ferraiolo <jon.ferraiolo@adobe.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2004 17:15:08 -0700
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>, www-svg@w3.org
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Thanks for the excellent feedback. I think all of your points are good 
ones. This is a first public draft for sXBL. It is great that you are 
taking the time to carefully review the draft and send feedback comments. 
We can factor in these comments and improve future drafts.

Jon Ferraiolo
Adobe Systems, Inc.
Co-Editor of sXBL specification.

At 04:51 PM 9/10/2004, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:

>Dear Scalable Vector Graphics Working Group,
>   In section 1 of the latest sXBL draft there is an example
>   <xbl:definition element="myNS:HelloWorld>
>     <xbl:template>
>       <text>Hello, world, using sXBL</text>
>     </xbl:template>
>   </xbl:definition>
>which is obviously not well-formed. Worse, the external example at
>is neither well-formed nor valid, the external subset even refers to
>   <!DOCTYPE svg PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD SVG 1.1//EN"
>     "http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/1.2/DTD/svg12.dtd">
>a resource that does not seem to exist. The example, like many examples
>in the document, is also a rather poor one, it does not demonstrate any
>features of sXBL that are not already available to authors, you could
>have the exactly same effect by using
>   <!DOCTYPE svg [
>     <!ENTITY HelloWorld "<text>Hello, world, using sXBL</text>">
>   ]>
>   ...
>   &HelloWorld;
>   ...
>or by pre-processing the document e.g. using XSLT. It is in fact a
>common question from RCC/XBL/etc. newcomers why there is a need for
>sXBL, and it does not rather use XSLT, this should be clearly
>demonstrated by the first example in the specification. Please correct
>the example, improve it to demonstrate a compelling sXBL use case and
>consider adding a section that explains where sXBL (or the upcoming
>general purpose XBL language) fits into the family of W3C XML document
>formats, where it would be used rather than XSLT, etc.
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