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RE: [xml-dev] XML stylesheets
- From: "John E. Simpson" <email@example.com>
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 22:14:26 -0400
At 04:56 PM 09/17/2001 -0500, Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
>1. Depends on experience. Natch. A novice really should take a
>class, find examples, get a good book or visit the numerous tutorial
>sites first. This isn't novice work. John E. Simpson has a good
>book on XSL coming out with lots of examples some of which are quite
>advanced. He also covers XSL-FO.
Thanks for the mention. ;)
I do agree that XSLT isn't something to be taken too lightly. OTOH someone
else's reply on this thread suggested that a stylesheet could take months
of work. That sounds excessive to me.
The original poster's (John L. Thoms) message, trimmed version below,
actually didn't specify *XSLT* stylesheets, or whether he was looking
primarily to style or to transform his contractor's documents, and I
wondered if he could make do with CSS. Browser support (or otherwise)
aside, I'd think styling it with CSS would be a lot simpler than
undertaking some kind of large-scale transformation project.
>From: Thom, John L. [mailto:email@example.com]
>What does a novice need to understand/know to create stylesheets?
>Received a DTD from a contractor with about 120 elements.
>Is there a relationship between number of elements, size of content to that
>of the stylesheet?
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