Interactive XSL

Subject: Interactive XSL
From: "Jon Smirl" <jonsmirl@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 10:57:16 -0400
I've been reading the debate going on over at about CSS vs XSL and
it has made me concerned about parts of XSL. Can XSL operate in an
interactive environment? Some questions I have:

1) Have the FO's been designed with incremental layout in mind? For example
it is difficult to incrementally display HTML tables because of the
autosizing of columns.

2) If I have the input XML and XSL as DOM trees and I then alter one of
these trees, can the output tree be computed incrementally

3) How do you generate the equivalent of the <OBJECT> tag with FO's?

4) Is there an event model for FO's?

5) If I get an event on one of the FO's can it be traced backwards though
the XSL to the original XML tag? In other words, how do I implement an
OnClick event?

I'm able to all of these with the current CSS implementations.

Jon Smirl

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