Re: [xsl] Converting Strict XHTML + CSS with XSLT

Subject: Re: [xsl] Converting Strict XHTML + CSS with XSLT
From: Jeni Tennison <jeni@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2002 23:00:24 +0100
Hi Joerg,

> 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.

Yeah, interesting idea. One potential difficulty I can see with it,
though, is that in CSS a single element can match multiple rules, and
the styles from all of those rules are applied (with different
priorities depending on the specificity of the selector). I think it
would be quite hard to mirror that behaviour with XSLT templates...
perhaps if you created multiple XSLT stylesheets from the CSS, each
stylesheet reflecting a different priority and used xsl:apply-imports
within each of them...



Jeni Tennison

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