Common LISP [or your favorite language here] is an Excellent XML development tool

Terje Norderhaug terje at
Mon Jun 21 09:27:39 BST 1999

At 8:15 PM 6/19/99, Didier PH Martin wrote:
>Have you tried DSSSL? It is a scheme based language. An ISO standard. It can
>process SGML and XML documents. Support a rich set of formatting objects.
>Can transform SGML and XML documents into: RTF, Tex, MIF, HTML+CSS. Next
>Solution, a commercial version can transform into PDF and Postscript.
>Take a look at the OpenJade site at:

DSSSL indeed provides an indication of the close relationship between LISP
and markup processing. We have considered supporting it in our solutions
for several years, but our customer base is still far from ready for
advanced style languages.

We are working on bridging traditional web developers to get going on using
extensible markup. For the past years we have based our solutions on CSS to
keep it on an understandable level for non-programmers. Our applications
generate standard HTML pages based on XML and CSS, which has shown to be an
appropriate first step for the average web developer.

-- Terje Norderhaug <terje at>

President & Chief Technologist
Media Design in*Progress
San Diego, California

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