In message <[log in to unmask]>, Brian King <[log in to unmask]>
>My approach, at the moment, is to have an XML document, with an external
>DTD, that is rendered using external cascading style sheets (.css). So
>for example using that previous example I gave:
> label ENTITY #REQUIRED
> id ID #IMPLIED>
>...my CSS declaration looks something like this:
> display: block;
> border-width: thin;
> position: absolute;
> height: 95%;
> width: 48%;
> left: 51%;
> top: 1%;
>The positioning and sizing attributes are relative, and the parent
>element displays correctly. Basically, I am looking for an XML / DTD /
>CSS solution. Any pointers or re-directs to resource sites / books
>would be greatly appreciated.
I have just had a go at rendering entity attributes using XMetal (a CSS-
supporting XML editor), and I can't see any means of specifying that a
given entity attribute is to be resolved and treated as an image.
>Speaking of books, I learned my XML trade using your book "presenting
>XML". The version I have was published in 1997, but is still as
>relevant as, if not more so, newly published books that I have looked
>at. Is there a later revision of your book in print?
Simon North and I both strongly suggested to the publishers that an
update would be a good idea, but they insisted on moving on to other
projects. However, if the book is read, as suggested, in conjunction
with the 1.0 XML spec (and you ignore the chapter about style!), it is
indeed still pretty relevant. Glad you find it useful.
SGML/XML and Museum Information Consultancy
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