Re: Formatting Objects considered harmful
At 03:43 PM 4/28/99 +0100, you wrote: >I appreciate that your documents are of a simple form, and are in fact >documents. So the simple solution is as you point out is don't transform. > >You must however be aware that rendering from simple documents is the >smallest portion of the challenges that face the Web designer and >developer, whether constructing the framework for a large website or web >app, or aggregating data for delivery as a document. I made no argument that XSL is unnecessary; I made the argument that the tools CSS provides don't offer any temptations - your semantic firewall - that are built into even a simple implementation of XSL. >It has been said many times in the past, that XSL is not seeking to replace >CSS (or indeed XHTML), but is being designed to meet the needs of problem >domains for which XHTML+CSS are not up to the task for. These domains are >not just specialist printing requirements, but any large complex and >interactive Web presentation. That wasn't my argument. >In short, nobody is forcing you to use XSL, you already have XML+CSS. And >correspondingly, please don't try and insist that XML+CSS are enough for my >needs :) If you'd actually read the entire message, you might have noticed that that wasn't what I was saying. Simon St.Laurent XML: A Primer Sharing Bandwidth / Cookies http://www.simonstl.com XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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