Subject: RE: XSL and DSSSL-O
From: "James K. Tauber" <jtauber@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 1997 21:36:38 -0700
> XSL seems to serve many of the purposes of DSSSL-O; what does it mean
> for the future of DSSSL-O?

If DSSSL is revised to be a superset of XSL (as I will be encouraging Australia 
to support) then I would see XSL as being, in essence, DSSSL-O.

James K. Tauber / jtauber@xxxxxxxxxxx
Perth, Western Australia
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> [Bob DuCharme:]
> I only read this list in digest form, so I don't know yet what others
> may have said about this.
> My initial take on XSL is that it accomplishes the purposes of dsssl-o
> in a form that many will find easier to learn.  It also promises a
> clean division between the declarative and programmatic parts of a
> style sheet that should make it much easier to construct user-friendly
> style editors.  As the de facto editor of the dsssl-o spec, I can
> testify that it is an exercise in pure pragmatism.  If XSL can deliver
> on its promise to provide an open standard that implements dsssl-o
> functionality and fosters wide commercial deployment, then I for one
> will be happy to retire the specification.
> Jon
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