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Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
>>From: Joshua Allen [mailto:email@example.com]
>>Choose the right tool for
>>the task -- in this case, the right tool will be either HTML or XML; not
>>some abominable hybrid.
>Ummm... so what is HTML plus VML?
>XHTML is a separate issue. So is Atom. So
>are screen scraping and services. This message
>is and only is about what it means to have namespaced
>XML inside HTML.
>I can and did fix the emitting database, but validation appears
>to be beyond the one validating tool I would think
>I could rely on: IE. To be fair, as long as the
>namespace is used, no <?xml is required, but that
>means the namespaced xml is in fact, not XML. It
>is a weird state of affairs because the Microsoft
>articles I rely on to apply this technology say
>that it is XML. Not to be mean, but that would
>infer that Microsoft is not reliable.
>That is not the speech your boss wants
>to give. It is precisely the speech
>he wants to avoid.
>VML doesn't use the <xml> tag. It uses the
>namespace decl and a behavior CSS decl.
>The solution needs to work from
>those declarations, not a tag. OTW, the right
>way would be to insist when a namespace is
>embedded, that the wrapper document (HTML
>in this case) be conformant XML even if it
>isn't XHTML should the developer insist on
>well-formedness. We don't need more hacks.
>We need XML rules to work as spec'd where
>declared. If the browser is XML-aware,
>it also has to be conformant where declared.
>What happens when we get to XAML?
or xul - which i'm liking more each day..... it isn't tolerant of errors
at all - gives error messages :)
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