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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.