Re: Venting

Subject: Re: Venting
From: Paul Prescod <paul@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 04 Feb 1999 14:57:40 -0600
Chris Maden wrote:
> [Sean McGrath]
> > 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.
> To me, this is an argument for keeping the specs together.  I don't
> want a browser that doesn't implement FOs to be able to claim XSL
> compliance.  (Given various browsers' track records, that probably
> won't stop them.  Does anyone remember "HTML 3.0 compatible!"?)

Nobody is proposing that a transformation language based on the first part
of the XSL specification should be called "XSL". It's a strawperson. XSL
would be the combination of the transformation language and the formatting
object language.

 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."
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