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From David Crossley <>
Subject review of our TR document
Date Sun, 11 Sep 2005 14:25:47 GMT
I updated our draft specification. Would people
please review it and see if it defines the steps
and what you reckon about the names and purposes.

Ross Gardler wrote:
> David Crossley wrote:
> >Ross Gardler wrote:
> >
> >>>2) when we detect some other source format then its
> >>>input plugin will transform to xhtml2 (e.g. the
> >>>Apache document-v* formats). Even html and xhtml1
> >>>could be input plugins, though the TR document
> >>>has them happening in the core.
> >>
> >>The TR needs to change then. The only thing that should be in core is 
> >>XHTML2
> >>
> >>>3) Step 3 Filtering adds more xhtml2 content to
> >>>the overall structure.
> >>>
> >>>Now at what stage does our process transform from
> >>>the internal xhtml2 to some presentation format,
> >>>for example HTML4. The current TR document shows
> >>>that Step 4 is that point.
> >>
> >>I interpret it like that too. Step 4 is the output plugins stage, i.e. 
> >>transformation to the final rendering language.
> >>
> >>This step is misleading in the TR because it is called "viewing" it has 
> >>nothing to do with viewing (that is step 3). Perhaps we should change 
> >>the title of this stage to "Translation".
> >
> >Today while answering this email and reading that TR doc,
> >i had the idea to review the name of each Step to make
> >it very clear.
> >
> >I could not decide on a name for Step 4. The closest
> >choice was "Windower" ... creating a window on the
> >whole thing* through which gain the view. The "view"
> >is bigger than the window.
> >
> >* The "thing" is the XML stream, model, structure, whatever
> >we call it.
> Windower is good. If we think if the other common use of the term 
> "window", i.e. a window on a desktop, it provides the definition of a 
> visual organisation of a "thing". The actual look and feel of that 
> window is dependant on a subsequent theme. In other words, it is the 
> same as what we have here.
> >I would like to edit this TR doc, but i am not sure about
> >the file naming or the format.
> >site-author/content/xdocs/TR/2004/WD-forrest10.html
> >Going to copy that to TR/2005/WD-forrest10.html
> >and continue with the raw HTML format with embedded style.
> I'm not sure about that.

Content is the important thing, so i stuck with it.

> >Should i delete the 2004 or leave it?
> The W3C have a header in their TR's that say "The latest version of this 
> TR is available from ....". Perhaps we could follow their model and add 
> such a header. The URL would not be dated and we will use the LM to 
> ensure it points at the corret document.

We are not publishing this document yet so no matter.


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