RE: XSLT Documentation (Was: RE: How is this part of the XSL
>Jeni Tennison wrote: >>David Pawson wrote: >>Stylesheet that operates on our Knuthian stylesheet and outputs >>HTML. OK.... I'd missed that one totally. >>Hence the schema for documentation, to permit this to be >>'standardised'? >I'm missing the Knuth reference, but yes. Over 20 years ago, when Donald Knuth was writing The Art of Computer Programming, he was unhappy with the current state of markup languages. So, he wrote TeX so he'd have a better way to represent the data for The Art of Computer Programming (especially the formulas). One aspect of TeX that may have been unique at the time was the concept of the format file. The format file took the markup from the .tex source file and presented the output differently, depending on the output device. As long ago as late 1983, I helped to write two TeX format files - one to produce typesetter output, and another to produce ASCII screen/lineprinter output. CSS files and XSL scripts have been really simplified TeX format files, but the basic principle is the same - use a markup language in a file, and use a second file to interpret the file depending on the output device. At least, that's how I interpreted what David said... ;-> XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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