XML Serving Solutions

David Megginson ak117 at freenet.carleton.ca
Fri Jan 23 19:11:59 GMT 1998

Jeremie Miller writes:

 > I'm wondering what everyone else thinks about this issue.  When a
 > server-side solution is used to dynamically modify XML content into HTML so
 > existing browsers can render it appropriately, what happens to a browser
 > that _can_ deal with the XML or XML + XSL?  Or what happens to an
 > intelligent spider that understands XML?  As far as I can tell, right now
 > nothing happens, they get HTML just like anyone else.  But so much is lost
 > and it nullifies much of the power of XML and the meta information it
 > contains.

This should not really be a problem -- the link for the rendered HTML
will be different (it will point to a CGI or servlet, usually), while
there can be a direct link to the XML if someone wants to make it

All the best,


David Megginson                 ak117 at freenet.carleton.ca
Microstar Software Ltd.         dmeggins at microstar.com

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