RE: [xsl] Arguments for XSL

Subject: RE: [xsl] Arguments for XSL
From: "KIENLE, STEVEN C [IT/0200]" <steven.c.kienle@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2002 14:07:42 -0500
This may be way off base, but I would think that in this case the use of XML
is very justified.  This is true specifically because you are specifically
looking for the head-office to translate the information, not validate the
interface.  By sending them the XML, you are letting them focus on the best

Of course, the comments others have made about the UI problems with editing
text in an XML format would still apply.


-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Micallef [mailto:mmica@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, October 17, 2002 9:16 AM
To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [xsl] Arguments for XSL

Hi All,

  I've spent considerable time setting up an architecture using XML and XSL
in order to produce a help-system for one of our software products.  I feel
using this system is much better than using a WYSIWYG editor because it
allows the writer to concentrate on content and not on formatting.
Formatting can be done by a different person or at a different time via XSL

  I've pitched this idea to my manager and he likes it but when we sent the
whole package of to our head-office abroad for translation into different
languages, they didn't like it.  They prefer using a WYSIWYG editor
(specifically ROBOHELP).

  My gut feel is XML is better even tho a WYSIWYG editor allows you to see
results immediately without compiling or anything.

  Does anyone have any thoughts about this?  Am I right or wrong?  If so,

Thanks for your help,


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