Re: XSL Debate, Leventhal responds to Stephen Deach
Simon St.Laurent wrote: > >I think you've come to the conclusion that anyone who disagrees with you is >whining. Not at all. Anyone who disagrees with me is just plain wrong, and this is a longstanding fact :-)) The whining comment is directed not at those who disagree with my position, rather at browser vendors who complain that the attention given to XSL takes away from the ability or desire to use CSS. My position is that browsers should implement *both*. The argument against XSL is starting to sound like "I already have too much work to do..." > >I write books. The existence of standards makes those books worth writing, >but it makes very little difference (financially, at least) whether those >books cover CSS or XSL. I have no vendor agenda. Still, I think Michael >Leventhal is making some very important points. And I respect this position. My fear is that a few inflamatory comments in a newsgroup and on xml.com will generate an impression that there is widespread dissatisfaction with XSL in general. The WWW is a large place and I think there is more than enough room for CSS, XSL and DSSSL. If the browser vendors implement both CSS and XSL, then the WWW has choice about what to use. Let me clarify this position. I am concerned almost entirely with XSLT not XSL-FO. The XSL-FO vs. CSS argument is an entirely reasonable one ... and one which my mind is not yet made up on. XSLT is an entirely different issue. The "war" however has been declared on XSLT. > >I would genuinely like the W3C to sit down and ask if XSL is _good for the >Web_. Not good for the XSL community, not good for the DSSSL community, >but whether it is good for _the Web_. That is, after all, their job What is the Web aside from what the W3C says it is? Is the idea of a web native distributed computing platform _good_ for the "web"? If so, ought this include ECMAScript? Java? XSLT? Jonathan Borden http://jabr.ne.mediaone.net 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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