RE: Is it time for an XSLT-list?
Subject: RE: Is it time for an XSLT-list?|
From: "John E. Simpson" <simpson@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 04 Apr 2000 10:11:37 -0400
At 07:09 AM 4/4/2000, Michael Kay wrote:
I've just waded through about 140 messages on the xsl-list, and about half
of them were questions about the IE5 1998 XSL, and in very many of these
cases the authors didn't make that clear in the posting, so it took about 10
seconds to delete each one.
I wonder if it's time for those of us who aren't interested in IE5 1998 XSL
to take ourselves off to a new XSLT-list, where hopefully these people won't
You coward :).
Kidding aside, I have to admit I've been amazed at the patience shown by
you, David Carlisle, Dave Pawson, and other regular
repliers-to-messages-about-the-putative-XSL-in-IE5.0. That said, I'd vote
for something like Linda vdB's boilerplate reply solution rather than
calving off a separate XSLT list.
I think what's been going on is that "XSL"-related books, magazine
articles, and so on are just now starting to hit the shelves in quantity;
given the usual publication delays (a lot of this stuff was written 6
months or more ago), these tend to feature the language-known-as-etc.
Furthermore, they almost certainly are including links to XSL-List as a
great source of information about XSL(T) (as indeed it is). A lot of
newcomers are showing up in force, trying to learn to swim by holding onto
driftwood and other flotsam that they've mistaken for life preservers and
MS are moving in the right direction on XSLT and eventually -- sooner
rather than later, surely -- the number of people pounding on the door,
asking questions about the 1998 version, is bound to drop to close to 0.
XSL-List has one of my favorite mailing list sigs -- favorite because it's
only one line long. I wonder if Mulberry would consider adding,
temporarily, a second line, something like "Questions about Microsoft IE5
XSL should be directed first to the microsoft.public.xsl newsgroup"? Even
if not, they should for their own sanity probably include a caveat to that
effect on the main XSL-List info page and lead-in to the archives.
John E. Simpson | "I was gratified to be able to answer
http://www.flixml.org | promptly. I said I don't know."
simpson@xxxxxxxxxxx | Mark Twain)
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- RE: Is it time for an XSLT-list?, (continued)
- Linda van den Brink - Tue, 4 Apr 2000 14:04:56 +0200
- James Tauber - Tue, 4 Apr 2000 08:34:37 -0400
- Medina, Edward - Tue, 4 Apr 2000 08:41:55 -0400
- John E. Simpson - Tue, 04 Apr 2000 10:11:37 -0400 <=
- Laurie Mann - Tue, 4 Apr 2000 08:53:21 -0400
- Medina, Edward - Tue, 4 Apr 2000 09:22:31 -0400
- Pawson, David - Tue, 4 Apr 2000 14:42:43 +0100