Re: Stepping back, part two...
Hi. Fair comments then... I bow to the fact that XSL is as concerned with print as it is with screen/browser presentation. That doesn't do anything for my confidence that it will be completed in a timely fashion, nor that it will be well suited for the purposes of easy XML rendering within a browser. To be frank, running with the MS implimentation of XSL is starting to look more attractive all the time. We already use NT boxes for IIS/ASP here, so going with a semi-proprietry MS-XSL solution while not wholy ideal would be alot better that the being stuck with ASP on its own for XML transformations. I wonder how much more in the future we're going to see MS-XSL :) Has any thought been given to the "interactive editing and design tools" ? Sounds a bit like the tail wagging the dog to me. I've learnt heapsin my short time already an the list. When I first joined there was keen debate on the splitting of XSL into two or more languages, which seemed to me extremely undesirable. Now, while I still find it undesirable, I am starting to understand the position of those that wish to split off a simple XML transformation language unlumbered with the weight of the references you just hilighted. Thanks for the reference. Cheers Guy. xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx on 11/28/98 11:13:54 PM To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx cc: (bcc: Guy Murphy/UK/MAID) Subject: Re: Stepping back, part two... >It comes as a great suprise to me that XSL is a print and not Web driven >style language, and if this is the W3Cs stated intent, they'd do well to >let the Web development community know. Well, look at the following design principles from the XSL WD: * XSL should support browsing, printing, and interactive editing and design tools * XSL should be capable of specifying presentations for traditional and Web environments * XSL should provide the formatting functionality of at least DSSSL and CSS James -- James Tauber / jtauber@xxxxxxxxxxx / www.jtauber.com Associate Researcher, Electronic Commerce Network Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia Maintainer of : www.xmlinfo.com, www.xmlsoftware.com and www.schema.net 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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