From: Damien Morton (Morton@dennisinter.com)
Date: Mon Sep 18 2000 - 14:09:14 PDT
You might want to take a look at
which describes something akin to the transformational architecture you
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> To: S. Mike Dierken; firstname.lastname@example.org
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> I fully agree. I think the key word you use here is "canonical".
> That is the word we are looking at as well.
> If you don't mind, I'll forward you a copy of the White Paper
> once it's
> finished and you can comment on it. I am certain that it has
> many flaws,
> but it will be a beginning.
> Thanks for the link and I'll look at the thread.
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> Subject: FW: [Wash Post] The WAP backlash continues...
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> > > From: Gavin Thomas Nicol [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> > > Sent: Sunday, September 17, 2000 10:54 AM
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> > > Subject: RE: [Wash Post] The WAP backlash continues...
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > > While I agree, we have been (at eBuilt) looking at "families"
> > > of devices.
> > > > It seems like you can stream line the XSL creation process by
> > > > assigning one XSL to a family of devices.
> > >
> > > You can do better than that too. Essentially, a document produced
> > > by a stylesheet applied to an XML document is the same as a
> > > transformation function applied to the document. If you regard
> > > the headers, devices etc. as part of the "environment" in which
> > > the function is applied, a methodology for parameterizing
> > > stylesheets is pretty obvious.
> > >
> > This is a key insight - to regard the headers, devices,
> etc. as part of
> > 'environment' of the processor.
> > It lets you do lots of things with simple tools. It makes
> you consider
> > systems for generating dynamic web content (Apache mods, PHP, ASP,
> > etc.) as transformation systems.
> > In the past I had suggested coming up with a canonical XML
> DTD for the
> > in HTTP Request and Response objects. This would let XML processing
> > play with the full HTTP information.
> > Here is a pointer to a message talking about this a little.
> > http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/xml-dist-app/2000Mar/0063.html
> > Mike
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