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- From: "Frank Boumphrey" <Bckman@ix.netcom.com>
- To: <email@example.com>, "Tim Bray" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 14 Oct 1998 20:51:41 -0400
So what. XSL is a ***>>>FUTURE<<<***!!!
My thoughts exactly :>).
I am using a simple script and the DOM to transform XML to HTMLon the fly,
and style it with a CSS style sheet. Details available privately if any one
wants them, but I'm under a NDA until the official release.
Style and XML information http://www.hypermedic.com/style/index.htm
Author: Professional Style Sheets for HTML and XML http:// www.wrox.com
----- Original Message ----- From: Tim Bray <email@example.com>
To: Frank Boumphrey <Bckman@ix.netcom.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 1998 8:38 PM
Subject: Re: MSIE5 Beta 2 + XML
>At 08:34 PM 10/14/98 -0400, Frank Boumphrey wrote:
>>I've been hacking the beta for some time now, here's what you can expect.
>>Good support for XSL,
>So what. XSL is a ***>>>FUTURE<<<***!!! I want Microsoft and Netscape
>to first buckle down and implement 100% support for the 21-month old
>totally stable well-understood CSS 1 spec. The XSL stuff is cool
>but MS is running a *big* risk of people going ahead and implementing
>something that may be real different from where XSL ends up next
>summer. I cannot in good conscience recommend to anyone that they
>implement anything mission-critical based on XSL, and I'm one of
>the world's biggest supporters of the XSL work.
>>99% support for the DOM recomendation!
>Unreservedly good news.
>>What this means essentially is that it is now possible to display XML over
>Almost. So close you can taste it. But we need for NS to get their
>act together so you don't have to be browser-specific to achieve this.
>And we also need these guys to take some of the time they're investing in
>standards of the future and put them into finishing the job on standards
>of the present. -Tim
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