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- From: "Simon St.Laurent" <email@example.com>
- To: Xml-Dev <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2000 11:30:10 -0500
At 08:59 AM 12/13/00 -0700, email@example.com wrote:
>Where this is impractical, I agree that as Edd suggested, some sort of
>annotation on the original element is desirable so that the user agent can
>at least process the stylesheet on the included content without having to
>scope the transform over the whole origina document. However, I still
>don't see wht this can't be handled by an extension mechanism. We can all
>agree on a namespace and vocab here on XML-DEV and not have to wait for
>the W3C to step in.
>See, I even threw in overridden XSLT global parameters as a bonus.
>Verbose, yeah, but what do you expect? It's XML.
I wonder if maybe there'd be a way to establish this a little more solidly
as a means of providing metadata about links and inclusions. XLink already
provides some metadata, but I suspect we're going to find more places where
extra information about a link might be useful, and where they might be
useful across multiple applications.
The stylesheet example here is a good one. Edd also noted digital
signatures, and I suspect there may be more lurking out there as eventual
XML Elements of Style / XML: A Primer, 2nd Ed.
XHTML: Migrating Toward XML
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