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Re: SGML on the Web

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> > That's very odd to me, as about 97% of the XML I work with (including
> > the data) can be viewed usefully in a browser with just CSS -
> > display:table being particularly useful, but hardly the only case.
> don't you have cross reference elements where you need to generate text
> by chasing the reference? or require tables of contents and other
> generated lists and navigation links or have " highly structured
> XML representing data fields that you want to display in some different
> order in natural language paragraph style? I always seem to need to do
> all of these things (before we even get to worry about the mathematics)
> CSS is fine if you just want to syntax highlight your XML but you really
> want to see the structure of the XML file (perhaps because you are
> editing it) rather than see the document resulting from that XML.

I also find myself way over on the XSLT rather than CSS end of the scale.  A 
very high proportion of the XML I use (quite possibly 97%, but I claim no such 
precision) requires more than mere CSS for useful presentation as I desire it.

That having been said, I do think that the idea of XML+CSS has been 
unfortunately neglected.  People with Simon's use cases should be supported 
better across the spectrum of XML technologies.

Uche Ogbuji                                    Fourthought, Inc.
http://uche.ogbuji.net    http://4Suite.org    http://fourthought.com
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