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   RE: [xml-dev] Co-operating with Architectural Forms

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As did IADS and IDE/AS.  It worked until we needed 
database associations, then a separate link processor 
became more useful.  In a sense, I think the stylesheet 
as center of the system is a flawed concept.  Charles 
once remarked "everyone wants to own the parser" and 
that summed it up for me.  I became convinced it came 
down to a framework of objects and rendering, validation, 
hyperlink resolution, etc. were just processes to be 
pipelined as needed.

Parts and assemblies:  it's in the way that you use it.


-----Original Message-----
From: Gavin Thomas Nicol [mailto:gtn@rbii.com]

On Thursday 31 January 2002 04:34 pm, Ralph Ferris wrote:
> I had been introduced to the subject of linking from the HyTime
> direction. Consequently, when I made HyBrick available for
> distribution, I was surprised to find that those with commercial
> requirements requested that linking behavior be controlled through
> DSSSL stylesheets and not through HyTime.

This was kind of the way DynaText/DynaWeb did linking: all link 
behaviour was associated with the content through the stylesheet. 

Given my firm stance that "the interpreter is always right", this 
seems to me to be the best general approach.


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