RE: FW: XSL - Loss to braille style sheets?
> > Another reason to ensure some form of procedural language DP: My error - I'm never as accurate as James :-) Perhaps programming language is 'better'. [Scheme would do me] > > is kept - Internationalisation this time, rather than the braille > > using minority, or don't they count either. > > > > No Paul, I don't want to have to wait two years. > > Nobody said you should wait two or three years. I said that between now > and two or three years from now, you should (perhaps) do your ad hoc > manipulations either on the INPUT to XSL > Possible, as JC suggests using DOM access is viable. Why not from within the style sheet? I haven't heard any valid reasons not to. > or the OUTPUT of XSL No Paul. Contractions need to be applied prior to formatting. Having laid out a paragraph on a page, there seems little point in contracting (to half the length) then having to format _again_ > instead of > *IN* XSL. But I'm not trying to stop you from doing them. The standards to > allow you to manipulate the input and output of XSL are 95% in place: > ECMAScript and the DOM. > Yes, we could apply prior to using a stylesheet. Yes, Ecmascript and accessing the source grove via the DOM is viable. We then have to ask MS/Netscape etc, to 'fit' the pre-process into their model of operation. N O. > BTW, if you get conversion to braille working as an XSL post-process, which it won't. > then > you can plug your post-process onto the back of any XSL spec and open up > the web to Braille. Our objective. > On the other hand, if you embed it in particular > stylesheets, then only a small fraction of the web will be available in > Braille. > Illogical. In the same way that you couldn't write a stylesheet to present any web XML document to your tastes. > Everything I touch turns into Python. Python would do the job, but v slowly ;-) Last post, I promise. I'll use W3C channels in future. Sorry to be a bore to you sighted guys. Regards, DaveP XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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