Re: Please help with XSL proselytizing
Hi Ken. A worthwhile endevour, but I got tired out with the last debate on this issue that took place here. I fully appreciate those who say "I don't like XSL, I don't want to use it", to whom I'd gladly suggest they look at XML+CSS (as I often use XML+CSS), but I'm growing to resent those who don't feel XSL addresses their domain of concern arguing that XSL if a bad thing and shouldn't be used. ::shrug:: I don't like Java personaly, I wouldn't suggest for a minute that it's bad, or people shouldn't use it (one might argue that throwing Java about the Web is far worse than throwing FOs about). I find the "Declaration of War" in poor taste. It's horses for courses. I happen to hate the W3C DOM, thinking it an ugly abomination, and therefore far prefer XSL for preparing format. I wouldn't extrapolate this personal opinion to suggest that someone prefereing to format with the DOM was wrong. They simply have a different prefered working practice. (I hate to think how I would have achieved my current Shakespeare thing with the DOM in a timely fashion). ::shrug:: some people find langauge wars fun. I personaly find them devisive, and prone to entrench people deeper into "camps". Cheers Guy. xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx on 05/21/99 03:42:55 PM To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx cc: (bcc: Guy Murphy/UK/MAID) Subject: Please help with XSL proselytizing Hello all! The XSL community of users needs your help in an interactive forum on www.XML.com where a public discussion has been invited regarding comparing XSL and CSS. My personal situation is I am unavoidably unavailable until Tuesday evening due to family matters, which means I personally can only participate in the latter stages of the debates. I truly believe we can illustrate the benefits and help others understand where XSL can play a useful and meaningful role in information management. Thanks for any help you can be. ............ Ken p.s. I apologize if the above sounds as if I am speaking *for* the XSL community, which I dare not do because it would be inappropriate, but I didn't know any other way to word that we are doing this for our collective good and that I'm not asking for a personal favour. -- G. Ken Holman mailto:gkholman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Crane Softwrights Ltd. http://www.CraneSoftwrights.com/s/ Box 266, Kars, Ontario CANADA K0A-2E0 +1(613)489-0999 (Fax:-0995) Website: XSL/XML/DSSSL/SGML services outline, XSL/DSSSL shareware, stylesheet resource library, conference training schedule, commercial stylesheet training materials, on-line XSL CBT. 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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