RE: Weighing in on XSL / Standards
> Rick Jelliffe > (By the way, why isnt Michael Leventhal also saying that XSchema is a > waste of time too: one can write DOM programs to do all that validation > too!) Show me a released product with buggy XML parser that understands only 30% or 70% of a DTD. That is the situation with current CSS implementations. You simply cannot compare XSchema nor XLink/Xpointer to the debate about CSS and XSL. We do not have a linking specification for the web. Therefore we need one, which is why we are developing Xlink/XPointer. Developing XLink/XPointer is doing no harm. We have DTDs and we all know they are limited. But because we have good software that understands DTDs we have a good basis for developing something better. Developing XSchema is doing no harm. We already have CSS. What we do not have is a good implementation. Here XSL is doing harm - all the hype moved to XSL which is an important contributor to the fact that we have not seen complete CSS implementations. In an ideal world we would have unlimited resources and could create good CSS and XSL implementations at the same time. Alas, in the real world something has to suffer. Michael pointed out that CSS has suffered from XSL. But I believe XSL has also suffered from CSS. If we had good CSS implementations now, more energy could be moved to developing and implementing XSL. All the best, -- Heikki Toivonen http://www.doczilla.com http://www.citec.fi xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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