Re: (dsssl) Heresy

Subject: Re: (dsssl) Heresy
From: "G. Ken Holman" <gkholman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 05 Apr 2003 09:31:27 -0500
At 2003-04-04 20:08 -0800, Ian Zimmerman wrote:
<bait>So is there ever going to be a free implementation of the full
DSSSL spec?</bait>

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.

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

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