Query Languages for XML

Paul Grosso paul at arbortext.com
Fri Nov 21 16:15:50 GMT 1997

At 21:38 1997 11 19 -0500, Lauren Wood wrote:
>Derek Denny-Brown wrote:
>% I think there is some real potential for an extension to XSL to allow
>% something akin to Microsoft's dHTML (dynamic HTML).  I am not sure that it
>% should neccessarily be in XSL 1.0, and it could be really hairy if people
>% are using XSL-grove interface to the XML and DOM interface to the output.
>% I have not quite figured out how to factor in DOM into XSL without making
>% things really confusing...
>I'm confused by this. The idea of the DOM is to standardize the object 
>model part of "dynamic HTML" (whatever that might mean; the definition
>seems to change with the application that supports it, the person talking 
>about it, and probably the phase of the moon as well). So what sort of
>extension to XSL do you mean? I also don't understand why the XML 
>would have an XSL-grove interface, and the "output" (what does 
>output mean?) would have a DOM interface, when the DOM should 
>be an interface to an XML document...

Not only do I share all of Lauren's confusion, but I'd like to
add that all this discussion about extensions to XSL is quite 
premature.  There is no XSL to extend.  No one can know what XSL 
is at this point.  If there is any discussion about XSL, it would
be more appropriate to be one of requirements and goals, not one
about details.

xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev at ic.ac.uk
Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/
To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo at ic.ac.uk the following message;
(un)subscribe xml-dev
To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo at ic.ac.uk the following message;
subscribe xml-dev-digest
List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa at ic.ac.uk)

More information about the Xml-dev mailing list