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Re: [xml-dev] so why don't more browsers support XSLT?
At 15:03 15/11/2001 +0000, David Carlisle wrote:
>(Incidentally the lack of a transformation in opera seemed to account
>for many of the problems Sean McGrath reported using XML in Opera)
For the records, I don't see how XSL/XSLT helps solve most of
the sample problems that I raised in the e-mail. Opera just
happens to be the browser I am playing with XML rendering
in. CSS2 just happens to be the rendering technology.
XSLT is better than CSS2 in some ways and worse
in others but it is tangential to the core issues IMHO.
For displaying arbitrary XML it seems that a transformation language is
always going to be required. It doesn't have to be XSLT: dsssl, ominimark
perl, any programming language with dom access, would all do. But
you need _something_ unless your XML is so close to HTML that CSS can
The problems that you mentioned with tables and linking are
more or less inevitable if you are not using a transformation language.
The other problems that you mentioned (resolving DTD references and
restricting character sets) are not related to the styling language
(and I have the same problems, and don't have any solution:-)
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