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By making the W3C the keeper of the XML standard, it ensures that no one vendor should be able to cause interoperability problems to occur between systems that use the open standard. This should be reassuring to most companies making an investment in this technology, by being vendor neutral, this solution proposes to keep even small companies out of reach of big companies choosing to change the standards on them. For example, if a big company chooses to change the platform at its whim, then most other companies relying on that platform suffer. By keeping all data in XML and using XML in communications protocols, companies can maximize the lifetime of their investment in their products and solutions.

XML is language independent

By being language independent, XML bypasses the requirement to have a standard binary encoding or storage format. Language independence also fosters immense interoperability amongst heterogeneous systems. It is also good for future compatilbilty. For example, if in the future a product needs to be changed in order to deal with a new computing paradigm or network protocol, by keeping XML flowing through the system, addition of a new layer to deal with this change is feasible.

DOM and SAX are open, language-independent set of interfaces

7.4.2. Border Widths

Onceyou've assigned a style, the next step in customizing a borderis to give it some width. This is done with the propertyborder-width. You can also use one of the cousin

Eachof these is

7.5.1. Percentage Values and Padding

As stated earlier, it's possible to set percentage values for the padding of an element. Percentages are computed in relation to the width of the parent element, so they can change if the parent element's width changes in some way. For example, assume the following, which is illustrated in Figure 7-59:

8.2.1. Vertical Formatting

Vertical formatting is much easier to cover, so let's do that first. A good deal of this was covered in the previous chapter, so we'll revisit the high points and delve into some trivia before moving on to the much more complex subject of horizontal formatting.

8.2.1.1. Height

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