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  • From: "L. C. Rees" <xanimal@eudoramail.com>
  • To: "xml-dev" <xml-dev@xml.org>, ldodds@ingenta.com
  • Date: Mon, 15 May 2000 07:09:53 -0700

The closest implementation to what you're looking for is probably XML Site-City Builder which utilizes an XLink extension and XSLT:


eXtensible Web Modeling Framework, an academic effort to do sitemap and site modelling in RDF is here:


NEC has submitted XML Document Navigation Language for describing navigation of documents and sub-documents.


Portable Site Information, with which I am associated, is useful for describing website structures, though its navigation contructs are all relative to avoid absolute links:




On Mon, 15 May 2000 11:27:33   Leigh Dodds wrote:
>Is anyone aware of a markup language which allows the 
>description of a website, particularly its navigational 
>I'm involved in rapidly prototyping an website, and it 
>occured to me that having a document which describes 
>the site structure (essentially a site map) would be 
>a useful starting point.
>XSLT could then be used to generate a plain HTML version 
>of the site to 'visualise' the desired structure.
>I'm not interested in capturing the content of the page, 
>other than perhaps a description of its function. At the 
>moment my focus is on navigational structure which I think 
>is an important foundation.
>I'd be interested to see what work others have done in 
>this area before I jump in myself.
>Leigh Dodds, Systems Architect       | "Pluralitas non est ponenda
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