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Re: [xml-dev] [Off topic: lessons learned] Re: [xml-dev] Why is there an "S" in XSLT?

Len Bullard wrote, On 2008-05-20 14:44:
> The group that created the markup standards was originally two groups
> fighting for the authority to create hypertext standards.  On one side were
> the people who thought of hyperlinks as relationship objects.  The other
> thought of them as abstract style objects.  
Was this back in 80's when SGML was the major issue in markup languages?
> In the end, transformation was
> the single big idea from the style group.  
Does this remark in your opinion encompass DSSSL (which according to Tim 
Ray, is the predecessor of XSL)?
> From the relationship group came
> the notion that addressing and linking are usefully separable concerns.
> Both groups lost to HTML and CSS initially.  Then there was a revolution
> called XML where everything old was new again.
Why stop reinventing the wheel? 8-) My speciality has been reinventied 
in most computer science related research fields with different names.
> Carp diem or squid pro quo.
Austin Powers Goldmember?
> len
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