Associating DSSSL style sheets with documents

Gavin Nicol gtn at
Thu Mar 6 13:39:37 GMT 1997

>> Yes. Multiple stylesheet could be easier than styles qualified by
>> context in some cases. It really amounts to the same thing though
>> the binding mechnism is different....
>Yes and no.  The problem with the FOSI was that even though it 
>worked, it was hard to specify style on elements in context 
>when the contexts were complex.  We combine context and 
>local stylesheets.  So, a parentage can be used, but a local 
>stylesheet can introduce a new one, so the complexity is 
>localized as well.  Conservation of complexity:  we have 
>more stylesheets to manage per instance.

Ahh. Trading complexity in specification for complexity in management.

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