XLink - where are we? [tiny amount of frustration]
W. Eliot Kimber
eliot at dns.isogen.com
Wed Nov 11 04:31:50 GMT 1998
At 02:14 AM 11/11/98, Peter Murray-Rust wrote:
>(c) it appears to require all applications to have a stylesheet - i.e.
>there is no default display and it's therefore primarily for rendering XML
>as text with hyperlinks.
Not trying to be difficult, but how could any useful form of default
presentation other than running everything together or making every element
a separate block be provided by a DTD-inspecific tool? I don't know of any
generalized SGML tool that provides any useful sort of default styling. The
best is Arbortext's Document Architect, which provides a sort of wizard by
which it asks a bunch of questions and makes some informed guesses and then
generates a style sheet that can be a reasonable starting place (it can
also be more trouble than it's worth depending on what sort of DTD you
happen to have).
W. Eliot Kimber, Senior Consulting SGML Engineer
ISOGEN International Corp.
2200 N. Lamar St., Suite 230, Dallas, TX 75202. 214.953.0004
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