RE: About the style processing instruction

Subject: RE: About the style processing instruction
From: "Didier PH Martin" <martind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 1 Feb 1999 12:35:12 -0500
Hi Oren,

If this is the case, don't we have to define a clear algorithm which
stylesheet is the "best" match? This would be trivial if the user specifies
a single back end. However if the user to specifies several alternatives
(say with a priority for each) then it becomes much less simple.

Right to the point! Yes Oren, I think you are right, it would be a good
thing to have the algorithm explicit. I'll think about it. Do you have any
suggestion for this?

Another issue is standard names such as "TeX", "OpenGL", "Glasses". While
the set of names was small - "screen", "print" this wasn't a problem. But if
this is to be extended to use to specify back-end programs and their
parameters, we'd need Iana-like namespace management. Is there a reasonable
way to make use of the existing Iana name space somehow (e.g.,

You mean to use the MIME type instead of the single type. Yes, I think this
would be a good idea, IANA already list all registered MIME types. So, If I
understand you well, the PI would be like:
<xml-stylesheet href="MyScript.dsl" type="text/xsl"
media="screen,application/tex"?> instead of
<xml-stylesheet href="MyScript.dsl" type="text/xsl" media="screen,text"?>

Didier PH Martin

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