Subject: Re: Netscape 6 lack of XSL support|
From: "John E. Simpson" <simpson@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 06 Apr 2000 08:51:44 -0400
> Rather than supporting the formatting of XML documents through CSS1, Microsoft has chosen to focus on formatting through XSL. As Tim Bray, a co-editor of the XML specification has noted:
> "Microsoft's XSL efforts are very impressive, but (readers will pardon us being something of a broken record on this subject) XSL is in the future."
> He further adds, "It seems obvious to me that for anyone who wants to deploy XML in production mode right now, XML + CSS is the way to go."
I think these are absurd statements! CSS is far too limited to use for presenting XML documents. It has zero transformation capabilities! Without the "content" feature of CSS2 it cannot add new content to the output. It can't sort. It can't reorder content. I've got to wonder if Tim Bray really said that last line, "XML + CSS is the way to go".