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   Re: XSL Debate, Leventhal responds to Stephen Deach

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  • From: Ann Navarro <ann@webgeek.com>
  • To: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>,"'XML Developers' List'" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Jun 1999 10:48:11 -0400

At 09:29 AM 6/11/99 -0400, Simon St.Laurent wrote:

>I would genuinely like the W3C to sit down and ask if XSL is _good for the
>Web_.  Not good for the XSL community, not good for the DSSSL community,
>but whether it is good for _the Web_.  

That's the wrong question. It's "is XSL good for *XML*". XML right now
isn't the Web. The Web is moving in that direction, and will certainly be
embracing XML, but there's no real "there" there yet. 

There is certainly overlap between CSS and XSL, and I don't think anyone's
attempted to say there's not -- but they're not mirror duplicates either,
and both have their place in the large world of internet-based documents. 


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