Re: (dsssl) Heresy
At 2003-04-04 20:08 -0800, Ian Zimmerman wrote:
<bait>So is there ever going to be a free implementation of the full
I thought Javier Farreres <farreres@xxxxxxxxxx> was implementing the full
page model in OpenJade. I don't think you'll see the transformation side
implemented, but I think there is a hard core of folks who are plugging
away at implementing the style side. I've not heard of an implementation
of the transformation side.
I found I could do anything I wanted with the style side and with James's
markup-related formatting objects that I never needed to learn the
transformation side. There are times when I need to better understand a
functional solution that I'll prototype it in DSSSL before rewriting it in
XSLT. DSSSL was my first Lisp-like functional language; I was
"classically" trained (I'm a second-generation programmer) and learned the
modern functional concepts (eg. side-effect-freeness) and syntax (ie.
Scheme) by learning DSSSL.
Javier may have some other interesting announcements soon too.
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