Subject: Re: XSLT vs JSP
From: Paul Prescod <paul@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 1999 10:12:13 -0400
Chuck Robey wrote:
> 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.

I work with publishers alot and I don't know of *any* that consider
XML/SGML stylesheet development (DSSSL or otherwise) to be the role of an

> I think XSL is at the edge of being too complicated, but on the right
> side at the moment.  Don't let that part grow, add instead things like
> JSP.

I think that XSL is well beyond the average end-user's abilities. Yes, it
is a little easier than DSSSL and a lot easier than Javascript+DOM+XQL
library. But it still isn't *easy*.

 Paul Prescod  - ISOGEN Consulting Engineer speaking for only himself

Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation, are men 
who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without 
thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the roar of its many 
waters. - Fredrick Douglass

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