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RE: [xml-dev] XML stylesheets

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.

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Thom, John L. [mailto:thomj@spawar.navy.mil]
>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?

John E. Simpson        | "I saw a sign: 'Rest Area 25 Miles'. That's
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XML Q&A: www.xml.com   | (Steven Wright)