Query Languages for XML

Paul Prescod papresco at technologist.com
Wed Nov 19 10:34:12 GMT 1997

Martin Bryan wrote:
> Where in XML do we have forms, 

"To reduce the initial barriers to adoption, a core set of HTML flow
objects is recommended in addition to the core DSSSL flow objects. The
HTML/CSS formatting model is somewhat different from the DSSSL model,
and the inclusion of the HTML/CSS flow objects will make it possible to
use XSL with HTML and CSS. It simplifies the targeting of HTML as the
output format, and retains consistency of the object model and dynamic
	- http://www.w3.org/TR/NOTE-XSL.html

Included in the list are:


> or any statement that tells anyone what will
> happen to data placed into an editable field?

This is specified in the HTML 4.0 proposed recommendation which has
provisions for interactive processing on either the client or server
sides.  If and when someone standardizes an updateable document data
manipulation language, it can be accessed from these forms just as SQL
and ODQL are today.

 Paul Prescod

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