W3C-transformation language petition
Chris Maden <crism@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: >[Oren Ben-Kiki] >> - FOs have no advantage in real world applications over CSS. > >That's just not true. CSS does not currently have the capability to >express interrelationships between formatting objects, which is >crucial to getting beyond the current crap I see on my screen. Yes, >it can be extended, but I believe that by the time it had been >sufficiently extended, you'd have effectively re-invented FOs, only >with curly braces instead of pointy brackets. So, fine, FOs have an advantage over CSS. Why then would they die if disconnected from XTL/XQL? >CSS is in its second Recommendation. FOs are in their second Working >Draft. A comparison isn't worthwhile yet. In the future, either CSS >will be simple but not as powerful as FOs, or nearly isomorphic to FOs >with a syntax that's confusingly different from XML. I don't see the >latter situation as a win. Agreed. >The problems that FOs are attempting to solve are hard. The solutions >will be complex, whatever delimiters the syntax uses. No argument. The same holds for CSS, of course. In fact, the problems being solved are almost exactly the same :-) Have fun, Oren Ben-Kiki XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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