Re: [xsl] killing xslt

Subject: Re: [xsl] killing xslt
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 13 May 2004 16:20:50 +0100
   I always had the impression that in the field of publishing on the web,
   in most cases it would be easier to create some good old HTML files from
   any XML data, than rely on the user's browser to correctly transform the
   XML into something viewable.

Replace "XML" by "SGML" in the above and that was a description of
1990's electronic publishing.

The downside (in some scenarios) of that is that the end user gets a
"dumbed down" presentation oriented html rendition of the document
instead of the real thing.

The idea of SGML-online (which later picked up the snappier acronym "XML")
was to have a light weight profile of SGML that you could send out
directly over the web with a lightweight profile of the DSSSL style
language which would transform the SGML on the client. That profile of
DSSSL also had an early decision to use XML syntax (instead of the lisp
syntax used by dsssl) and finally got called XSLT (and doesn't resemble
DSSSL that much really)


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