Query Languages for XML

Martin Bryan mtbryan at sgml.u-net.com
Wed Nov 19 11:40:20 GMT 1997

Paul Prescod 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.
So we are constrained to using the types of form objects defined in HTML
using the processes defined in HTML 4.0, and can add no new functionality
via XSL?

Martin Bryan

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