Re: Language choice (was: Re: Interactive XML)

Subject: Re: Language choice (was: Re: Interactive XML)
From: Sebastian Rahtz <s.rahtz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 1998 09:21:44 +0100
Brandon Ibach writes:
 > briefly explain, or point me to something online which explains, why
 > a whole new standard is being created rather than some type of
 > adaptation or profile of DSSSL?  TIA...

short cynical  explanations: 

1. Microsoft cannot stomach the parentheses
2. DSSSL was not invented here
3. The W3C says they'll take their ball away if it doesn't include CSS
4. DSSSL people like ghettos
5. Its just much more fun to start again with a mishmash 

take your pick.  about the only one that convinces me is

6. XSL is written in XML


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