First experiences with XSL

Don Park donpark at
Fri Jan 30 22:21:42 GMT 1998

>XSL (as pertains to the flow-layout characteristics thereof, and style
>solutions in general) are general solutions.  For every output format, you
>write only one translator.  For every DTD, you must write only one style
>The complexity, therefore, is O(n+m), and you have the additional advantage
>your graphic designers can layout pages, rather than your programmers.

XSL can be broken up into reusable pieces, style patterns with parameters,
which can be recombined using a simple (from the users POV and definitely
not from that of implementors!;-) GUI tool.  Parameters in the style
patterns can be made late binding so that final XSL is put together by the
web server after determining client configuration or by the client itself.
Certain style patterns can have be defined to have attraction profile
attached so that they can adapt to changes in DTD.

Just a tool developers point of view,

Don Park

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