Re: An XSL SAX?
[Andy Dent] > ie: I need an event stream that says something like (ignore the syntax, > this is conceptual only): > start document > start font centred Helvetica Bold 18 > text 'Andy Example' > end font > start table 4 cols > ... Event-stream-based formatting is very difficult to work with. This is the model that FrameMaker uses for formatting within paragraphs, and transforming between that model and a container-based model is very difficult without side-effects (which XSL eschews). The event model also means that you have to have the entire document up to the current point in order to correctly understand the formatting of the current object; with containerized formatting, you need less context (in most cases, but you know when you have an exception). This is not to say that the model is invalid for some uses; just that if you need such a model, go ahead and use it, but I don't think it's a good one to standardize. -Chris -- <!NOTATION SGML.Geek PUBLIC "-//Anonymous//NOTATION SGML Geek//EN"> <!ENTITY crism PUBLIC "-//O'Reilly//NONSGML Christopher R. Maden//EN" "<URL>http://www.oreilly.com/people/staff/crism/ <TEL>+1.617.499.7487 <USMAIL>90 Sherman Street, Cambridge, MA 02140 USA" NDATA SGML.Geek> XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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