Subject: Re: [xsl] Converting Strict XHTML + CSS with XSLT|
From: "J.Pietschmann" <j3322ptm@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2002 22:12:00 +0200
I think that you will find this very hard to do using XSLT, mainly because parsing CSS (or any text-based format) is not particularly easy. If I were you, I'd have two steps: one to create an XML version of the CSS and the other to do the actual interpretation of the XHTML against the CSS. The hard thing then will be working out how to match a particular XHTML element against the CSS selectors, particularly doing so quickly and efficiently.
I think selectors can be translated to XPath match patterns easily. The whole process would be: - XMLify CSS, including transforming CSS selectors to XPath - generate a XSLT from the XCSS which will attach XCSS styles to matched elements - run the "enrichment" XSLT on the XHTML - run the final transformation.
Question: Why isn't anyone working on XCSS, or am I something missing?