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Re: [xml-dev] XML and CSS

I have been teaching XML and Web Services for a few years at postgraduate level.  The students generally come from a background with a very limited exposure to the Web technologies (always with a few exceptions).  Taking them through XML + CSS is a waste of their (and my) time in the way Michael hints at.   In fact, I also think that that approach does disservice to CSS itself.  XHTML  + CSS is a very different proposition from XML + CSS.  XHTML and CSS are well defined, XML requires a completely different engagement to do justice to its potential.

A bit cryptic perhaps.  I'm happy to expand ...

Yogesh Deshpande

Senior Lecturer and Head of Programme, MICT

School of Computing and Mathematics
University of Western Sydney
Locked Bag 1797, Penrith South DC, NSW 1797

Michael Kay wrote:
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Apart from the above examples, how common is it to actually 
style XML with CSS? On the web and inside "systems"?


I haven't seen it done much in anger. It's an attractive option at first
sight, but has the disadvantage that when you hit the limits of what you can
do with CSS, you have to throw everything away and switch to a different


Michael Kay


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