Re: browsers with XSL capabilities
On Sat, 17 Mar 2001, Robert wrote: > Most editors I > know have to use some kind of entry system to get their material into XML. > > What if those editors could use a wyswig client tool? I'm not aware of any shortage of these. > If those editors use Word, then you have an extra step (or a VB program = > extra step...) to convert that to XML, right? Yep, and it's only painless if you have sufficient clout (a large hammer is good :-) to force writers to use your style template and prevent them from going anywhere near the Font, Size, or B/U/I controls -- an almost impossible task. > I see that you are a student (or at least you have an .edu - I hope you > don't teach...). Well, I hope your world doesn't change too much when you > graduate. Try to get email from your corporation's exchange server (yea, the > web client is great...), or try to read the MSExcel phone list, expense > report, whatever or try to view the CEO's powerpoint presentation, etc, etc, > etc. Is there some problem doing these things? I use Linux all day, and I get mail from my several employers' Exchange servers, I read Excel and Word files, and view Powerpoint presentations. I even <gasp/> create Word files from time to time, and no-one else is any the wiser...I do have a Windows partition and I occasionally boot into it to use some more specialist software but for the everyday stuff I don't see a problem. If people elsewhere in the orgs were creating IE-specific Web pages, though, that certainly would be trouble, but they all have a policy of making their Web pages as widely usable as possible. The only stumbling-block was unrelated to Windows -- I refuse point-blank to share or open up my calendar/diary system to anyone else, purely for reasons of convenience, because I don't want people scheduling stuff for me without consulting me first. So the lack of an Office-compliant networked calendar app for Linux is not a problem, although I can easily see it would be in other places. Ditto with Access, although my database-using Linux-based colleagues claim that the ODBC and other links to Adabas in StarOffice provide all they need. ///Peter XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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