Re: The original purpose of XSL...
Hi David. Your point is well put, and certainly more considered that mine which maybe bordered on the reactionary. If I where to play Devil's Advocate then I'd point out that current browsers still can't render CSS properly, but yes, I broadly agree with you here. I'm just in fear that there's a danger of loosing focus over what XSL is supposed to do at the end of the day, and so ask are such considerations worth sacrificing XSL for? If the development community forget the goal of XSL, then the danger is that it becomes nothing more than a niche language like DSSSL. As browsers advance, there can always be an XSL 2.0 Cheers Guy. xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx on 11/23/98 09:08:22 PM To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx cc: (bcc: Guy Murphy/UK/MAID) Subject: Re: The original purpose of XSL... [SNIP] Apart from anything else, given the rate at which web browsing technology improves, if you design a language aimed at todays web browsers, and intentionally omit features that are `only' needed by `high end' print applications, you may find the language is not powerful enough to control the web browsers that are in distribution by the time the style language gets implemented. David XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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