Re: (dsssl) Heresy

Subject: Re: (dsssl) Heresy
From: "G. Ken Holman" <gkholman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 04 Apr 2003 13:05:14 -0500
At 2003-04-04 12:53 -0500, tmcd@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
It has occurred to me that DSSSL is, well, not as popular as it ought
to have been, and that its functions have possibly <whisper>been
superceded by other systems</whisper>.


I use DSSSL for transforming XML into RTF and HTML in particular.
Is it possible to perform such functions of DSSSL using XSLT or other

I must confess that I have migrated all of my DSSSL work to XSLT and XSL-FO and do no further work with DSSSL.

My apologies for my heretical question.

Hey, cruel marketplace pressures often force one down the "popular" path instead of the "best" path. Many on this list know I was a *big* fan of DSSSL when I was teaching it. I still think DSSSL is "better", but it is losing ground in its superiority as new versions of XSL get produced ... I cannot afford to use DSSSL any more since I'm getting zero business from it and I am getting business from XSL.

Actually, in today's depressed training marketplace, I suppose I can't say I'm getting much business from either, but certainly it has been *zero* for DSSSL for a few years now.

.................. Ken

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