Subject: Re: XSLT vs JSP
From: Chuck Robey <chuckr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 1999 12:57:15 -0400 (EDT)
On Tue, 29 Jun 1999, Paul Prescod wrote:

> 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
> *editor*.

But that was what it was intended to be, something that an editor could
use to design a document.  Editors do that, you know, I've known
several, they don't ask programmers to do that for them, at least until
DSSSL tried to force that.

That might sound like sarcasm above.  I didn't intend it to.

> > 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*.

I think it's *quite* a bit easier than DSSSL, but I have to try to get
some editors opinions.

> -- 
>  Paul Prescod  - ISOGEN Consulting Engineer speaking for only himself
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