Re: SGML output from XSL?

Subject: Re: SGML output from XSL?
From: Chris Lilley <chris@xxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 10 Feb 1999 02:14:48 +0100

Paul Prescod wrote:
> Chris Lilley wrote:
> >
> > > The XSL specification explicitly describes how to create non-XML HTML. The
> > > note in section 2.2 is very explicit.
> >
> > The note is documenting an obscure quirk of one particular
> > implementation. Creating non-XML is outside the chartered scope of XSL.
> Creating non-FO XML is also outside the chartered scope of XSL. 

Actually, no. Since it needs to be able to create one particular type of
XML, the facilities to make other types are actually in scope. But the
WG should not be overly constrained by the syntactic requirements of
troff, latex, vrml or whatever else anyone wants to use XSL for.

When the only tool you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

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