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   Re: [ANN] Kludgey workarounds for IE and Netscape

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  • From: Paul Prescod <papresco@technologist.com>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Fri, 11 Sep 1998 12:42:12 -0500

Tim Bray wrote:
> At 01:03 PM 9/11/98 +0800, Andy Dent wrote:
> >At 23:01 +0800 10/9/98, Paul Prescod wrote:
> >>The browser takes XML, pumps it through an XSL engine, receives an XML
> >>result (according to a known DTD with formatting semantics) and renders
> >>*that*. You can do the same with your report writer.
> >
> Ouch.  Should have been watching more carefully.  This is not quite right;
> most important, DTDs have no formatting semantics.  CSS and XSL stylesheets
> do. -Tim

I'm not sure what you mean. Would you prefer "(according to a known
NAMESPACE with formatting semantics)"? Your short message would seem to
imply that one can only format an XML document if it has a CSS or XSL
stylesheet, which is, of course, not true. DTDs like HTML, SPDL and the
new "fo" namespace DO have formatting semantics.

 Paul Prescod  - http://itrc.uwaterloo.ca/~papresco

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