Re: XSLT vs. CSS (Re: Indexing)
[Simon St.Laurent] > At 11:12 AM 7/9/2003 -0400, Didier PH Martin wrote: > >Thus CSS is easier to learn but suffers from its inherent limitations. XSLT > >is a lot more powerful and versatile but suffers from a steep learning > >curve. > > And, as noted at the beginning of the conversation, XSLT's lack of a > cascade means that it too is limited, leaving users at the mercy of the > choices of the original stylesheet developer when it comes to overriding > declarations they find inappropriate. > But once you start getting into doing tricky things with CSS, you learn that the rules about what cascades where and how far are really hard to grasp and remember. That's even without fussing about specific implementations. BTW, for CSS-appreciaters (and I have become one), if you have not checked out the XMLMind editor , do so. There is a free version, and you can do more-or-less WSYWIG editing of XML files provided you have a DTD or (XML) schema, and can write a CSS stylesheet for display. I just wrote a paper for Extreme with it, and I am very happy it is available. It does make you follow the DTD if there is one, and you cannot edit the actual angle brackets, but there is always Topologi (or Edit Plus, or Notepad, or...) for that. Cheers, Tom P  http://www.xmlmind.com/xmleditor/
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