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   RE: [xml-dev] Embedding html in XML

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I found an example of what I initially meant about using html with xml
in .NET at http://www.xmlforasp.net/codeSection.aspx?csID=50  It uses
xml data and html on the same page.  This is an example of the grid
which does almost all the programming for you.  That's why I suggested
looking at the repeater control instead of the grid because there you do
more of your own coding and I'm pretty sure I saw a simple CSS example
someplace. But I can't find a good example right now on the web to show

Pam Ammond
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-----Original Message-----
From: Julian Reschke [mailto:julian.reschke@gmx.de] 
Sent: Wednesday, November 13, 2002 6:10 PM
To: pam@empoweringyou.com; 'Julian Reschke'; xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: RE: [xml-dev] Embedding html in XML

> From: Empowering You [mailto:pam@empoweringyou.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, November 13, 2002 11:55 PM
> To: 'Julian Reschke'; xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: RE: [xml-dev] Embedding html in XML
> > ...  Forget about using standard
> > HTML for text formatting, that's not the right way to do it in .NET,

> > in my opinion...
> >Interesting.
> >Why?
> OK, you caught me.  How about, I don't know where I read it, but I got

> the impression that CSS is typically better.

I'm surprised because to adequately style "raw" XML with CSS, you'll
need really good CSS support in the browser. And this is something where
Internet Explorer is really weak compared to Mozilla.

> Correct me if I'm wrong..., but if you use HTML don't you have to use 
> it on individual items?  Where as, if you use CSS you can take a whole

> group, say the <paragraph> element, and make everything within that 
> element, for example, "bold", rather than go through each paragraph 
> and put <b> </b> tags around it.

OK, you'd *still* use CSS to *style* the HTML display. But did you ever
try to format XML as a table just using CSS with Internet Explorer?

> Or maybe, it's just because I don't think .NET allows you to do it the

> way he wanted to do it with HTML using XML.  I've don't remember 
> seeing anything like <b><paragraph></paragraph></b> in the .NET code 
> I've read. But maybe I missed it.

You seem to talk about combining "raw" XML with HTML elements. I fail to
see how .NET would make that easier or harder -- in the end, it's just a
runtime environment and some standard classes for XML manipulation. Am I
missing something?


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