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From David Crossley <>
Subject Re: [RT] Getting rid of the table-based layout
Date Wed, 13 Nov 2002 11:38:56 GMT
Jeff Turner wrote:
> Nicola Ken Barozzi wrote:
> ....
> > We have a PDF-printable link on every page, IMHO it would be cool if we 
> > had a "legacy" link that showed the site with the current table based 
> > skin, so that older browsers have a nice viewing experience too...
> ..and an "XML" link, so that newer browsers can download just the page
> XML and apply the stylesheet themselves.

Why do we want to encourage this? I see XML/XSL as a
server-side thing only.

When you say "apply the stylesheet", i wonder "how" and
"to what".

How would a stylesheet be declared? As a hard-coded URL
pi in the XML instance? Cumbersome.

To what does their browser apply the XSL? The xdocs/faq.xml
for example, is raw content. As we know, it undergoes
various server-side transformations before the browser sees
the final product.

So why would we want to let a browser loose on raw XML?


> Perhaps instead of a separate "printer friendly" link, we should have a
> block of links under the tabs bar:
>  legacy | pdf | xml
> With corresponding skinconf.xml flags to allow each of these to be
> switched off.
> --Jeff

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