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   Re: [xml-dev] Please help me to understand a basic concept.

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Hi Manos

sorry about the format of my email :-(.

I know you can link a stylesheet to an xml doc with <?xml-stylesheet
type="text/xsl" href="test.xslt"?>
but this can be done if you actually have the xml file. What I want to do is
to use my stylesheet on "stylesheetless" xml
doc from the network.
I thought this was a nice way to distribute structured information so that
anybody could
visualize the information as they want.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Manos Batsis" <m.batsis@bsnet.gr>
To: "Alessandro Barabesi" <alex@barabesi.net>
Cc: <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
Sent: Friday, July 05, 2002 11:22 AM
Subject: RE: [xml-dev] Please help me to understand a basic concept.


You'll have more chances to get a response when using plain-text email

Remember in HTML, you link to a stylesheet (CSS) using a

<link rel="stylesheet" href="stylesheet/path.css" type="text/css"/>

Quite similarly, in XML documents you do the same using a Processing
Instruction instead of a link element:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<?xml-stylesheet type="text/xsl" href="test.xslt"?>
  <!-- rest of document -->

You specify whether the stylesheet is text/css or text/xsl in the type



-----Original Message-----
From: Alessandro Barabesi [mailto:alex@barabesi.net]
Sent: Friday, July 05, 2002 11:58 AM
To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: [xml-dev] Please help me to understand a basic concept.

Hi everybody

I hope someone will be so ncie to spend few minutes to help me.
I started to look at XML 2 days ago so please be patient, I know my
problem is probably a stupid one.

What I don't seem to understand is:
if XML allowes me to structure content so that, with stylesheets, that
can be visualized, in a browser, in hundreds of different ways, how can
associate a stylesheet to a XML document which is available at a certain
At the moment the only solutions I found is using vbscript with
Microsoft.XMLDOM object:

set xmlDoc = server.createObject("Microsoft.XMLDOM")
set xsl = Server.CreateObject("Microsoft.XMLDOM")
xsl.async = false

I have the feeling that I am missing a basic concept here and probably
what I am trying
to do can be done very easily but I dont seem to be able to find out



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