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   Re: Architectural Forms and XAF

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  • From: "W. Eliot Kimber" <eliot@isogen.com>
  • To: xml-dev@xml.org
  • Date: Mon, 06 Mar 2000 11:04:09 -0600

[I don't have time at the moment to address Sean's questions in detail,
but I can answer his last question quickly:]

Sean McGrath wrote:
> I see what you have done with the Texas Legislature
> and agree with the reasoning. I just don't see that
> doing it via AFs rather than via an intermediate
> DTD/XSLT has bought you anything other than a whole
> bunch of constraints you would not have had
> if you had gone for the intermediate DTD
> approach.

Because I couldn't do that within the context of ADEPT*Editor and a FOSI
to enable on-screen rendering of the documents *as authored*. In this
environment, doing a transform is not possible (because you're inside
the editor). In addition, doing a down-transformation in other places
may cause you to lose information you need for other processing purposes
(such as generating index entries in the same process that composes the



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