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Subject: DOCBOOK-APPS: Re: Future of jadetex (Was: First Open SourceDocumentation Summit at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention

> Because there is a free "free as in free speech, not free as in free beer" 
> tool for DSSSL, which works on all Unices? 
same is true for XSL

> And XSL implementations need a 
> non-free Java virtual machine or are too new/buggy? 
no, sorry, not so. there are XSLT implementations in C++ and Python, and
there are free Javas (eg IBMs)

>If you have documentation 
> to write *today*, DSSSL is the solution.

i must beg to disagree

> Also, if you don't write your stylesheets yourself, which is the most common 
> case for DocBook, DSSSL stylesheets are better debugged, better documented, 
> more robust, etc.

thats true.

> >  a) it perpetuates the writing of "style" in LaTeX
> Which does it and does it well, while DSSSL failed to produce something.

if only LaTeX did do it well....


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