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DSSSL dates (was Re: SGML vs XML)



Christopher R. Maden wrote:
>
> To be accurate, DSSSL didn't come out until 1996, and it took ten
> years or more.  XSL has only taken four... maybe the next stylesheet
> language will get it right, and only take two. )-:

Shame on you Chris! You should know better than that.

<history_lesson>
<DSSSL>
1988 Committee formed
1990 CD
1991 August DIS.1 passed
1992 November jjc joined
1994 DIS.2 finished
1995 (January 25) Ballot closes
DSSSL online December 1995
DSSSL publication, April 1996
</DSSSL>
</XSL>
XML Part 3: Style [NOT YET], May 1997
A Proposal For XSL, August 1997
</XSL>
</history_lesson>

1996 - 1988 = 12 (with VERY little software support)
1997 + 12  = 2009 with ???

Simon.