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Re: [xml-dev] RE: James Clark: XML versus the Web

On 13.12.2010 15:15, Michael Kay wrote:
> On 13/12/2010 09:25, David Carlisle wrote:
>> On 13/12/2010 03:15, Henri Sivonen wrote:
>>> The script element in thehttp://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml namespace has
>>> already been implemented. How would a new processing instruction be
>>> better?
>> XML is designed (mostly) not to use fixed element names. If you are
>> styling xhtml, xhtml:script is OK, but if you are styling docbook, or
>> some personal xml vocabulary or anything else other than xhtml, then
>> adding a processing instruction will maintain the validity of your
>> source, but adding an xhtml:script will not.
> Perhaps something in the HTTP header would be even better than a
> processing instruction, as it would avoid disturbing the XML content
> entirely.

Such as the Link header (RFC 5988), maybe with a new link relation?

Best regards, Julian

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