Associating DSSSL style sheets with documents

Norbert H. Mikula nmikula at
Wed Mar 19 07:59:52 GMT 1997

Jon Bosak wrote:
> When we start downloading a DSSSL stylesheet from the server, I think
> that this is probably the method we'll try first.  Of all the
> alternatives, I like James Clark's last suggestion best for initial
> experimentation:
> <?XML-stylesheet type="text/dsssl" href="foo.dsl"?>

I think that's ok, but it also creates a pain in 
my stomache. Does it it mean I have to fetch the stylessheet
each time for each document instance ? The user agent to my DSSSL
engine supports caching (with a primitive caching heuristic,
I have to admit). Should I base the lookup on "href=" or
could (should) we include a (F)PI so that it reads like :

<?XML-stylesheet type="text/dsssl" href="foo.dsl" pub_ident="foo//bar"?>

PS: In general, I am still not fond of PIs. But I have to admit
that it is more a religious than a practical point of view.

Best regards,
Norbert H. Mikula

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