Re: SGML on the Web
> > > 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 Apache 2.0 API - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/library/l-apache/ Python&XML column: Tour of Python/XML - http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2002/09/18/py. html Python/Web Services column: xmlrpclib - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/w ebservices/library/ws-pyth10.html
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