Design for (interactively) customizable DSSSL stylesheets

Subject: Design for (interactively) customizable DSSSL stylesheets
From: David Megginson <dmeggins@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri Mar 28 06:05:30 1997 EST
Norbert H. Mikula writes:

 > How can I tell the user agent what things are customizable.  I can
 > take the whole stylesheet and make it editable for the user, but
 > that would scare off most of them.

Instead of extending DSSSL (or trying to enforce coding conventions),
I think that the best approach would be to maintain your stylesheet
info in a more constrained, proprietary format and export it to
DSSSL.  As far as I know, this is the approach that most RAD systems
take -- they cannot import arbitrary C++ or Java code.

All the best,


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David Megginson                 ak117@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Microstar Software Ltd.         dmeggins@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
University of Ottawa            dmeggins@xxxxxxxxxx

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