Re: Jade/DSSSL future

Subject: Re: Jade/DSSSL future
From: James Clark <jjc@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 17:58:28 +0700
Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
> James Clark writes:
>  >
>  > There's not much point in implementing full page-sequence flow object in
>  > the front-end unless it can be supported in the back-ends.  None of the
>  > existing backends could support the complex-page-sequence.  What's
> I would agree, but there is an intermediate gray area. TeX, for
> instance, can clearly do far more than the DSSSSL subset in Jade
> allows for, but cannot do the theoretical full page sequence
> stuff. how do we realistically harness the  rich intermediate level?

This is a defect in the design of DSSSL.  The lesson has been learnt and
the XSL 1.0 is providing a level of functionality less than the full
generality of the DSSSL page-sequence but much more than the DSSSL


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