RE: (dsssl) Heresy

Subject: RE: (dsssl) Heresy
From: Didier PH Martin <martind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 04 Apr 2003 13:47:46 -0500
Hi Tim,

And some others would tell you that XSLT is not as popular as it should be
(compared to procedural languages).

Its all a matter of taste and language flexibility (does it or not the

To answer more specifically to your question. No, up to my knowledge, there
are no XSLT/FO systems supporting "out of the box" XML to RTF
transformation. To that matter, you are still better positioned for that
task with OpenJade.

Didier PH Martin

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Sent: 4 avril, 2003 12:54
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Subject: (dsssl) Heresy

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superceded by other systems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

My apologies for my heretical question.

Tim McDaniel, tmcd@xxxxxxxxx; tmcd@xxxxxxxxxx is my work address

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