Re: (dsssl) [OT] Tale of woe (was: Practical Bibliography question)

Subject: Re: (dsssl) [OT] Tale of woe (was: Practical Bibliography question)
From: Sebastian Rahtz <sebastian.rahtz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2001 09:45:04 +0100
Trent Shipley writes:
 > I also wrote to computer support (CCIT) at the UofA.  One person wrote back 
 > saying she knew of no XML->XSLT or DSSSL expertise at CCIT and said that I 
 > ought to just use LaTeX.  Based on this advice I bought Kopka and Daly's _A 
 > Guide to LaTeX and concluded that LaTeX was a very viable option.  
 > Nevertheless, SGML|XML + a stylesheet would be more optimal provided it would 
 > work.

I am not sure why, actually. The LaTeX route is much more mature, and
if you want to do is write your thesis, a safer short-term bet.

 > get from XSLT to PostScript without going through FO and nobody I talked to 
 > knew if there was a mature XSL-FO to TeX, DVI, or PS engine available for 
 > free or reasonable cost.

there are no "mature" XSL FO engines, but then again I do not
personally regard the only DSSSL engine ((open)jade) as "mature"


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