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  • From: Peter Murray-Rust <peter@ursus.demon.co.uk>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Tue, 04 Aug 1998 15:51:58

At 10:29 04/08/98 +0100, Ana Heitor wrote:
>someone can tell me how is possibel convert xml to HTML.
>I don't want run one application in the command line like xsl of

Hi Ana,
	This is a common question - (PeterF - is it on the FAQ?). Because you (or
anyone) can design any elements in XML you like there cannot be a standard
way of converting XML to HTML. For example:
	<FOO> This is a <BAR/> I found yesterday</FOO>
What does FOO mean? Should you set it as a section? What is a BAR?

	The most common approach will be to design a stylesheet (XSL) which
describes how FOO and BAR should be rendered. This stylesheet can drive an
HTML-aware XSL processor to output HTML. Different stylesheets can give
different results.


Peter Murray-Rust, Director Virtual School of Molecular Sciences, domestic
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