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Hiding and Showing Z Notation in the Spec.

From: Arthur Ryman <ryman@ca.ibm.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2004 21:21:12 -0400
To: www-ws-desc@w3.org
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We agreed readers should be able to see a short version of the spec that 
hide the Z notation. I have prototyped an approach that I would like your 
comments on. The idea is to have two documents: the normal, full length, 
normative version that contains Z notation [1], and a short version that 
hides the Z notation [2]. Each section of the spec that contains Z 
notation is placed within a <z:notation> element and has an associate 
anchor and link. Have a look at this pair of document and click on the 
Hide and Show links. Note that these documents are best viewed in Internet 
Explorer since they do not use Unicode characters yet.

The same approach could be used to Hide and Show other complex parts of 
the spec, such as the infoset mapping.

The same effect can be achieved in a single document through the use of 
Javascript, however when we discussed that a long time ago it got shot 
down by the W3C team. It does have the advantage of requiring just one 


Arthur Ryman,
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