Associating DSSSL style sheets with documents

len bullard cbullard at
Thu Mar 6 01:04:10 GMT 1997

Gavin Nicol wrote:

A catalog entry that associates per type is good, but it 
does tie you to the DTD.

> My next favourite would be to have some explicit link in the
> document itself (either PI, or element).

We use that technique.  It works but the user better keep up 
with the piece parts per instance.  What works better but is 
even more hassle is to enable styles to be called from different 
parts of the document when needed.  This should be something 
implementors can experiment with.  A monolithic stylesheet 
that handles multiple DTDs is also an option and works when 
one is careful with the namespace.  having styles that are 
local to parts of the document are useful, as you know, when 
one does not want to write a complex stylesheet for documents 
that have lots of context conditions.


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