XLink - where are we? [tiny amount o

james anderson James.Anderson at mecomnet.de
Thu Nov 12 12:38:23 GMT 1998

David Brownell wrote:
> Graham Moore wrote:
> >
> > Eliot wrote
> >
> > > The last two [java class for elements / swing classes] are no different
> > > from requiring a style sheet--someone still has to provide
> > > a per-document or document type definition of what the styling should
> > > be
> >
> > The functional binding / class => element could be done as a default. Look
> > in the location where the document was acquired from using the element name
> > as the class name. It would just work, with no additional configuration
> > files. If no class exists then the node is just a node.
> That doesn't seem sufficient to me.  What's the package name?

a mapping from the namespace name. (java packages may require an intermediate)

> What about classes that should represent multiple element types?

specialize the class appropriately

> What about the different semantics associated with different namespaces?

that's what packages are for.

> Suppose you want the element and class names to be different, perhaps because
> you and your users work with different natural languages?

support an architectural attribute, with appropriate defaults in the attribute definitions.

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