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The XML Binding Language (XBL) describes the ability to
associate elements in a document with script, event handlers, CSS,
and more complex content models, which can be stored in another
document. This can be used to re-order and wrap content so that,
for instance, simple HTML or XHTML markup can have complex CSS
styles applied without requiring that the markup be polluted with
multiple semantically neutral
It can also be used to implement new DOM interfaces, and, in conjunction with other specifications, enables arbitrary tag sets to be implemented as widgets. For example, XBL could be used to implement the form controls in XForms or HTML.
Below are draft documents: other Working Drafts. Some of these may become Web Standards through the W3C Recommendation Track process. Others may be published as Group Notes or become obsolete specifications.
This practical guide provides you with the knowledge required to effectively use the XML Binding Language 2.0. It introduces both the basic and advanced concepts of XBL and describes its syntax and scenarios that should be considered best-practice. It also describes the purpose of the language elements described in the XBL 2.0 specification.
XBL describes the ability to associate elements in one document with
script, event handlers, styles, and more complex content models in another
document. You can use XBL to re-order and wrap content so that, for
instance, simple HTML or XHTML markup can have complex CSS styles applied
without requiring that the markup be polluted with multiple