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Subject: Re: `High-level' format specifications with XSL?
From: "Frank Boumphrey" <bckman@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 2 Jul 1998 10:23:13 -0400
xsl font format
>So, how do I produce `good-looking' (HTML) output without having to
>specify all spacings and font-weights and the like?
>

Actually CSS is much more appropriate than XSL for simple out put like this
in XML.

Frank

Frank Boumphrey
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-----Original Message-----
From: Kai Grossjohann <grossjohann@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thursday, July 02, 1998 7:38 AM
Subject: `High-level' format specifications with XSL?


>Hi all,
>
>I use and love LaTeX because it allows me to `semantically' mark up a
>document and let the computer worry about making it look good.  I just
>tell it I want a section with the following heading, and LaTeX
>produces the right amount of spacing and the right font weight and
>size for the heading and so on, to make the output look good.
>
>I'd like to use something similar for XSL.  While HTML has very
>limited structuring capabilities, at least I can say I want a
>subsection heading (<H2>) and let the browser (and with CSS, the user)
>worry about making it look good.  But from my limited experience with
>the xslj/jade combination, it seems that I can't just tell it I want
>to have a section heading.  Instead, I must tell it that it should be
>left-justified, the font style, the font size, the font weight, and
>the spacing.  I don't want to do that -- users should be able to
>configure their browser how they like, not have to accept my
>specifications.
>
>So, how do I produce `good-looking' (HTML) output without having to
>specify all spacings and font-weights and the like?
>
>tia,
>kai
>--
>You ate somebody? -- Just a leg. -- That's terrible! -- Not with mustard.
>(Terry Pratchett: Interesting Times)
>
>
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