Re: Venting

Subject: Re: Venting
From: David LeBlanc <whisper@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 03 Feb 1999 19:10:16 -0800

XTL for transformations. (Nothing to do with whatever Ms is doing that they
call XTL.)

XSL for styling.

XSL right now is too much like a woman trying to get dressed (style) at the
same time she's putting on her makeup (transformation). The two tend to get
smeared together and the result is none too pretty.

I also said this awhile back and got ignored.

Dave LeBlanc

At 04:04 PM 2/3/99 -0600, Paul Prescod wrote:
>I am probably wasting my time but I want to point out that the current
>organization of the XSL specification is VERY CONFUSING to my users,
>students and readers and extremely FRUSTRATING to me. There is a
>generalized transformation language. There is a formatting DTD. They will
>probably work beautifully together someday but they do NOT BELONG IN THE
>SAME SPECIFICATION any more than XSL and XLink do.
>I know we've been over this before and it is probably not useful to start
>a long thread of "me toos" and "I agrees" but this is a fundamental flaw
>in the two languages that we know as XSL. Please put aside the political
>expediency of one spec. in favor of the clarity of two.
> Paul Prescod  - ISOGEN Consulting Engineer speaking for only himself
>"Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did,
>but she did it backwards and in high heels."
>                                               --Faith Whittlesey
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