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   Re: First experiences with XSL

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  • From: Paul Prescod <papresco@technologist.com>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Mon, 2 Feb 1998 17:22:52 -0500 (EST)

On Fri, 30 Jan 1998, Michael Kay wrote:

> I've downloaded MSXSL and used it to generate HTML for a couple of document
> types, successfully but with a certain amount of frustration caused by (a)
> lack of diagnostics when I got things wrong, and (b) limited functionality.
> I've now implemented the same thing without XSL: I wrote an MSXML
> application in Java that does a recursive walk down the document tree and
> calls a registered "handler" class to process each element type. 

Yes, you can implement something XSLish without XSL. The point of XSL is 
that it is to be a standard: there will be multiple, interoperable 
browser and word processor implementations as well as dedicated XSL 
development tools and so forth.

 Paul Prescod

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