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From "Gerard van Enk" <>
Subject RE: [RT] Layout-driven vs. content-driven
Date Tue, 29 Feb 2000 12:12:11 GMT
> Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
> >
> > Hi guys,
> > here is another episode of the "Stefano's random thoughts" series. The
> > title says it all.
> I like it... I think I should start archieving them...

Yeah, and after a few week it could be publiced in a book, when the
RT-series comes out at this rate ;-)

> > I've been addressed by some that think that Cocoon is heavily
> > content-biased. This implies that Cocoon doesn't work well where the
> > structure of the page is the key and the content is just that,
> > content... what rules is the container.
> I was thinking RIGHT at the same thing... Yesterday at XTECH a guy asked
> me about Cocoon 2.0 and frames, and one of those idle tasks started in
> background in my brain...
> > Such a language does not exist, but there is an equivalent in the HTML
> > world: framesets. When you define frame-driven web sites, you write an
> > entry html page that specify the layout of the page, frame-wise. Then,
> > the browser will connect to the required frames and place the responsed
> > content in the visual containers.
> The HTML spec addresses one specific thing: How to display multiple
> sources into one single "view"...
> > XInclude is a W3C note, it's not even a working draft, but it's a very
> > high quality note and cames from the work of the XLink WG. Please, take
> > a look at:
> >
> >
> While XINCLUDE addresses another problem, how to merge different source
> documents into one.
> The two functionalities are "different" imo. In the first case (frames)
> you deal with multiple URIs represented into the same "view", while in
> the second one, you have one unique URI...
I agree......

If I use XInclude for the layout template how will I be able to use frames,
because all the information is in one file? Or will it be a file with the
url's to the content?


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