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From Nicola Ken Barozzi <>
Subject Re: table tag in document v11
Date Tue, 23 Jul 2002 16:26:03 GMT

Bert Van Kets wrote:
> At 17:54 23/07/2002 +0200, you wrote:
>> Bert Van Kets wrote:
>>> I'm using Forrest to generate a small site.  It's a good test for the 
>>> whole concept.
>>> The biggest problem I'm having is with the document2html.xsl, 
>>> specially the table tag.
>>> The table attributes are fixed in the tag!!  Therefor I would like to 
>>> propose the following:
>>> Leave every (most) regular xhtml tag alone and create our own tags 
>>> for the specific cases.  We have done so for most cases (link, fork, 
>>> title, ...).
>>> This will alow the users a lot more flexibility when they want to use 
>>> their own layout without having to rewrite the document xsl.
>>> I had to delete the table tag all together.
>> How the heck are you going to validate this?
>> I'm against anything that is not predefined.
>> There is no need to keep loose; please post an explicit example so 
>> that we can evaluate it.
> ATM there is no validation of the xdocs files AFAK. 

Which we *will* fix ;-)

> Here's a snip of 
> the table template in document2html.xsl
>   <xsl:template match="table">
>     <table class="table" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="1">
>       <xsl:apply-templates/>
>     </table>
> No background color, no cellpadding or cellspacing alternatives :(

Which effectively don't belong there.
They are not part of the content.

> If you want true control you have to get the validation running and 
> remove the   <xsl:template match="node()|@*" priority="-1">. 


> Shoot me 
> if I'm wrong.  Don't take too big a gun ;-)

Naaa :-PPP

Nicola Ken Barozzi         
             - verba volant, scripta manent -
    (discussions get forgotten, just code remains)

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