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Re: XML Binding Language (XBL) 2.0 -- Agenda item?

From: T.V Raman <raman@google.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2007 15:20:26 -0800
Message-ID: <17854.33082.291669.531786@retriever.corp.google.com>
To: chris@w3.org
Cc: raman@google.com, ht@inf.ed.ac.uk, annevk@opera.com, www-tag@w3.org


Personally, I believe hard-wiring a selector language is a bug; I
also believe strongly that the ever-continuing fight between CSS
vs XSLT derived technologies -- in this instance selectors vs
XPath -- is a tremendous waste of time. 

Chris Lilley writes:
 > On Monday, January 29, 2007, 6:03:16 PM, T.V wrote:
 > 
 > 
 > TVR> So in summary, today's XBL spec which traces its roots to the
 > TVR> Mozilla implementation  talks about binding a markup tree to a
 > TVR> particular styling language, CSS, and a set of event handlers
 > TVR> authored in a specific  implementation language, JavaScript ---
 > TVR> it authors those associations using a very specific language for
 > TVR> picking out nodes out of a DOM -- namely CSS Selectors.
 > 
 > Actually todays Mozilla XBL spec uses XPath for that (although the
 > Mozilla XBL implementation uses only bare names); the sXBL spec was
 > hesitating between XPath and CSS Selectors (most implementors of sXBL
 > favouring XPath); and XBL2 uses CSS selectors.
 > 
 > And the most usual case is to create markup - HTML or SVG - rather
 > than just CSS styling.
 > 
 > But apart from that, yes.
 > 
 > 
 > 
 > -- 
 >  Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
 >  Interaction Domain Leader
 >  Co-Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
 >  W3C Graphics Activity Lead
 >  Co-Chair, W3C Hypertext CG

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