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RE: `High-level' format specifications with XSL?

Subject: RE: `High-level' format specifications with XSL?
From: "Hales, Lynn" <Hales_le@xxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 2 Jul 1998 10:20:34 -0400
lynn hales
I am not saying that what you want is wrong or can't be done.  I'd like an
easy way to style an instance myself.  All I am saying is that if you have
an peculiar element name for your header (we'll continue the header thread,
but it applies to any element), someone, somewhere is going to have to
prepare the instructions to give you what you want.  It may be a one time
deal, but a style has to be defined at least once.  We may have boilerplated
styles available that you can just drop your element name into. 

In HTML, the browser contains the instructions on how a given element will
be treated.  If you use an H2, then you know what the browser will return.
Internal to the browser are the instructions to make it do what you expect.
There are the same rules in the background for LaTex.  There is a
commonality in the structure.  This commonality won't be there in the myriad
of XML documents we will be seeing.

Lynn E. Hales
Information Systems Specialist
Newport News Shipbuilding
hales_le@xxxxxxx
(757) 688-2949


	----------
	From:  Kai Grossjohann[SMTP:grossjohann@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
	Sent:  Thursday, July 02, 1998 9:43 AM
	To:  xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
	Subject:  Re: `High-level' format specifications with XSL?

	>>>>> "Hales, Lynn" <Hales_le@xxxxxxx> writes:

	  > In reality, the information on how a heading is formatted is
	  > there.  Someone else has done the work for you.  Recall with
XML,
	  > I can call a header anything I want.  Until I tell the
formatting
	  > engine what that header is and what is expected of it, I get
	  > nothing in return.

	The information on how a heading is formatted is where?  I want to
	produce good-looking output without having to think about this
	myself.  Just like with LaTeX.  Is there a
Good-Looking-HTML-with-XML
	XSL stylesheet out there?

	I would be happy with a way to produce HTML with the usual <H1> and
	<H2> as well as <DL>, <UL> and <OL>.  You know, the stuff that has
	been in HTML since version one.

	I would also be happy with any other way to achieve what I said --
	producing good-looking output without having to worry about each and
	every parameter, preferrably configurable from the client (browser)
	side.

	kai
	-- 
	You ate somebody? -- Just a leg. -- That's terrible! -- Not with
mustard.
	(Terry Pratchett: Interesting Times)


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