Re: Venting

Subject: Re: Venting
From: Sean Mc Grath <digitome@xxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 04 Feb 1999 15:57:19 +0000
[Guy Murphy]
>When FOs are supported by browsers I think the above broblem that you
>expressed will be alot easier to address.

Maybe I've missed something and someone can provide a pointer, but
I have not heard any noises from Microsoft about implementing
FO's in XSL in IE. My impression from Microsoft's stuff
is that they see XSL as a way of generating HTML - a
transformation language only.

Can you have an implementation of XSL without FO's? Yes.
This single point has allowed XSL implementors to basically
ignore style completely and still ship "XSL implementations".
All the "styling" ends up being done in proprietary HTML

Personally, I would not be suprised if the FO part of 
XSL is never implemented by the big guns:-( Curiously,
this is the exact opposite of what happened in DSSSL.
The style side was done but not the transformation side...

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