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Re: [xml-dev] Re: Separating content from presentation

I am not in the same league as many who contribute to this list, but
perhaps that actually qualifies me to respond to this particular

The only "content-management system" some of us know besides XML is
HTML. When people claim that XML offers "separation of content from
presentation" they mean relative to HTML; alternatives such as SGML
aren't in our limited universe!


Vance Christiaanse
Cintech Consulting

James Robertson wrote:
> > > Sorry if this is an old, dead horse on this list, but does anyone see
> > > any substance in the supposed "separation of content from
> > > presentation" feature of XML?
> I am probably way too late on this
> thread, but here it goes:
> "Separation of content from presentation" is
> not a feature of XML. As indicated by earlier
> posters, this can be achieved in a number
> of systems other than XML.
> Instead: "Separation of content from presentation"
> is a GOAL of any "content management"-type system.
> XML is simply one of the easier ways of
> meeting this goal.
> The benefits in achieving this goal are
> huge, as I have personally seen in projects
> sthat I've been involved in.
> As to whether XML+XSLT can actually be
> used to achieve this, I'm less convinced.
> J
> -------------------------
> James Robertson
> Step Two Designs Pty Ltd
> Knowledge Management Consultancy, SGML & XML
> Illumination: an out-of-the-box Intranet solution
> http://www.steptwo.com.au/
> jamesr@steptwo.com.au
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