A weaker XSL?
clark.evans at manhattanproject.com
Fri Feb 5 16:01:50 GMT 1999
"Matthew Sergeant (EML)" wrote:
> I guess what I should have said was "Why not use CSS then". If we're
> talking about an XSL that doesn't do transformations then it's CSS you
> should use.
I'm not suggesting that the weakend XSL woudn't do any
transformations, only that the transformations it does
be based upon a stream rather than upon an object.
If this dosn't make sence, then I'd like to hear more.
What I'd rather not see is a "single" language which
defines XML->HTML mappings where an intermediate
form could increase reusability. Thus,
| -> (XSL) -> HTML
XML -> (XTL) -> XML -> (XSL) -> XML
| -> (XSL) -> PDF?
DOM, Server | SAX Client(s)
Side Processing | Side Processing
* Ordering | * Filtering
* Table of | * Formatting
Contents | * Contextual Linking?
* Other "shared | * Other "individual
and information | preference-oriented
generating | stylistic operations"
Mathematically speaking, I'd like to see SAX as
a sufficient condition for XSL processing, where
I'd like to see a full-blown DOM implementation
used when it is a necessary condition for XTL.
This way items like a table of contents, sorting,
and other commonly used transformations can
be seperated from the customized, style oriented
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