[thelist] The Future of Browser-Bound XML?

Means, Eric D eric.d.means at boeing.com
Wed Jul 3 15:38:00 CDT 2002

>  -----Original Message-----
> From: 	Michael Mell [mailto:mike at nthwave.net]
> Sent:	Wednesday, July 03, 2002 3:14 PM
> To:	thelist at lists.evolt.org
> Subject:	Re: [thelist] The Future of Browser-Bound XML?
> If we agree that CSS is an adequate page layout method, can I shoot the
> browser a style sheet and an xml file and get a well formatted page? Not
> present, not with current browsers, as far as I know.

Er... XHTML is well-formed, valid XML.  Therefore, yes, you can.

>From Section 1 of the document[1] you linked:
"XHTML documents are XML conforming. As such, they are readily viewed,
edited, and validated with standard XML tools."

Obviously XML is a superset of XHTML, and therefore there are an infinite
number of XML docs that would not be valid XHTML (and may not display as
readily in a browser); however it is clearly quite possible to write a pure
XML file which, when combined with a proper CSS file, will display as
expected in a browser.

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/

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