Posting Data Islands

Matthew Sergeant (EML) Matthew.Sergeant at
Mon Jun 7 18:28:04 BST 1999

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Steve Muench [SMTP:SMUENCH at]
> I don't quite understand the comment about replacing 
> a named temporary buffer for XML sent to me from a server 
> by a namespace, but here's an example of posting an 
> XML data island to a server: 
	The point of what I said about namespaces was that XML data islands
are non-standard, and IE only. What would be better (IMHO) than the ugly
non-standard bastardised HTML tag addition of Data islands would be a way of
accessing an individual namespace embedded within an xhtml document, so
instead of having:

	Some xml below:
	<xml id="myisland">

	You would have:

	Some namespace scoped XML below:

	See what I mean?

	And then have some standardised (DOM) mechanism of accessing that
data. I know I've just opened up a huge kettle of fish here, so I'm going to
stand back as the worms spill out :)


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