Well, I dithered too, because I didn't want to sound like I was flaming you. There are huge dangers in learning the IE way, so I don't actually disagree with you at all. I just found it a good tool to learn the syntax with, especially during the early phases. But I would also want to re-emphasize your points (and others on this list). IE5 is not in sync with standards, so beware! Chuck White Creative Director ADVANCE Recruitment Advertising, Inc. chuck@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx http://www.advancerecruitment.com author of Internet Explorer 5 Developer's Guide, IDG Books co-author Mastering XML, Sybex Books ---------- >From: "John E. Simpson" <simpson@xxxxxxxxxxx> >To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx >Subject: Re: indentation >Date: Thu, Nov 11, 1999, 10:51 AM > >At 01:02 PM 11/10/1999 -0800, Chuck White wrote: >>... overall, I'd be careful about warning people against learning the IE5 >>method. It's still a good way to get comfortable with the syntax, and not >>everybody is a programmer or is comfortable working with the tools most >>often discussed on this list. XT is my favorite tool, but mostly because I'm >>a non-programmer and it's relatively easy to use and it follows the spec. >>But I got my feet wet with IE5 because all I had to do was hit the reload >>button when I made changes to my style sheet. >> >>So while it's important that the distinction between the emerging standard >>and the IE5 namespace is made, I still look at IE5 as a fairly decent >>learning tool, if nothing else. > >Of course you're right. Someone might opt to use IE5 for any of a dozen >reasons, none of which I'm in a position to argue with -- including the >excellent reason you cite. > >In my post to which the above was a reply, I actually dithered quite a bit >over the wording: didn't want to tell someone NOT to use IE5, but also >wanted them (if they chose it) to do so with open eyes. Obviously could've >afforded to dither for a few seconds more. :) > >Thanks for the clarification, Chuck. > > > 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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