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From Rick Tessner <>
Subject Re: SVG from skinconf issues
Date Tue, 08 Jun 2004 01:08:37 GMT
On Mon, 2004-06-07 at 13:35, Nicola Ken Barozzi wrote:

> You are asking: "is skinconf content or presentation"?
> Answer: it's metadata. Mostly, if not all, *presentation* metadata.
> If I remove the page contents, it will not work. If I remove the logo, 
> it will still work. Hence, the logo is presentation.

I like this.  Clear cut method and definition of what is presentation
and what is content.  Good.

> >      2. Move towards using an aggregated skinconf everywhere.  This does
> >         have a feel of mixing concerns to me.  But that's only because
> >         I'm not clear in what camp the skinconf actually lies.  Is it
> >         content?  Is it content for the presentation layer?  Is it both?
> Skinconf is presentation. But remember that once the content enters 
> Cocoon, it does not need to remain separate from presentation. In fact 
> the aggregation is a blob that contains both data, metadata, style info, 
> etc. At that point in processing, it's not theoretically a problem.

This makes sense.  I like. :)

> I'm now going to focus on trying to access skinconf in a consistent 
> manner in the skin files.

I'm looking forward to it!  Thanks.
Rick Tessner <>

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