Subject: RE: XSLT vs JSP
From: "Didier PH Martin" <martind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 27 Jun 1999 18:41:26 -0400
Hi Chuck,

chuck said:
XML may have very important uses in the publishing field, depending.
Many publishers were hoping that SGML/DSSSL would be a useable common
format, but it turned out to be too complicated for editors to encompass
... these folks are not programmers, so DSSSL could not address those
people for which it had ben invented.

The sheer size of the tools themselves were too huge, and the thought
that most editors could tackle customizing their own DSSSL scripts is
actually humorous.

Didier says:
It is true that for most people having to publish a document, DSSSL may be
too hard to learn. The same problem applies to XSL. So, these people will
probably rely on a much simple language like CSS. XSL and DSSSL have, at
first sight, for most people about the same level of difficulties. Also,
because CSS is based on a kind of property set approach, it can be easily
encapsulated with a UI and therefore be more accessible to people without
any programming knowledge.

Didier PH Martin

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