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   RE: [xml-dev] Are hyperlinks presentation or content?

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> There is no question that the XSLT solution is a more 
> promising basis for interoperability than a priori 
> standardization of markup vocabulary. The residual problem 
> with XSLT for translation to "local standard" is in its 
> 'push' nature. XSLT transformations are premised on an 
> intimate understanding of the source tree and are designed to 
> render that source tree into multiple output forms--as 
> understood from a source-tree-centered perspective.

An interesting perspective, but not one I fully share.

Firstly, XSLT allows output-driven pull processing just as much as
source-driven push processing.

Secondly, the push model actually binds the stylesheet less tightly to
the structure of the source document than the pull model.

Michael Kay
Software AG
home: Michael.H.Kay@ntlworld.com
work: Michael.Kay@softwareag.com 


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