Re: Stylesheet vs. Transform

Subject: Re: Stylesheet vs. Transform
From: Warren Hedley <w.hedley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 14:35:50 -0400
"Mabry, F. DR EECS" wrote:
> (1)     When taking any XML material (from one or more XML sources) and
> developing a single web page (including a frameset) rendering (either as a
> response for a dynamic page) or as the HTM or HTML result to be stored for a
> static response, use the term "stylesheet" in XSLT.

I'd tend to say that a stylesheet is something that is used on the client
to provide rendering information not available in the main document (although
this is probably a CSS-centric view). Thus, in the combination of XML and XSL
in IE5, the XSL can be thought of as a stylesheet.

However, if XSLT is used on the server-side to perform transformations, then
they are just that.

This idea is reinforced by the separation of XSLT and XSL-FO - FO specifies
a visual representation of some data, XSLT by itself doesn't.

Having said that, the root element of all of my XSLT docs is <xsl:stylesheet>!

My 0.02 NZD.

Warren Hedley
Department of Engineering Science
Auckland University
New Zealand

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