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Subject: RE: DOCBOOK-APPS: XSL versus DSSSL
Robert P. J. Day said: > given that i've concentrated exclusively on docbook and > XSL stylesheets, am i correct in assuming that DSSSL stylesheets > are an alternative to XSL? (which, AFAICT, i have no interest > in since i'm restricting myself to XSL). I prefer to think of XSL as an alternative to DSSSL :-) > which leads to a related question -- as i read it, the jade > package works strictly with DSSSL, so i'm assuming i would have > little interest in that as well, unless jade handles XSL and it > just isn't documented that way. No, jade doesn't do XSL. However there was some talk a while ago about redeveloping jade so it was more modular, thereby allowing XSL to be added, I'm sure there are people who know a lot more about that than I do on this list. If you are solely interested in XSL jade will not be of interest to you. However, if you have time it is well worth a look. While both do similar things they do have their own strengths and weaknesses which make them more suitable for different tasks. IMHO XSL's strengths are it is straight forward to learn and a lot of browsers can use it. DSSSL however is a lot more powerful than XSL, however that power comes at a price. Developing a DSSSL stylesheet is a programming task, which if you aren't familiar with scheme (or something similar e.g. lisp) there will be a learning curve. While this is true with XSL it is more so with DSSSL. Being a full fledged programming language DSSSL is capable of doing quite complex logic without jumping through hoops or using extensions. On the down side DSSSL is an offline task (unless you wrap jade with some CGI scripts). Tool support is much better for XSL, as are learning resources. Unfortunately DSSSL just never took off. Vic -- This message, including attachments, is intended only for the use by the person(s) to whom it is addressed. It may contain information which is privileged and confidential. Copying or use by anybody else is not authorised. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender as soon as possible. The views expressed in this communication may not necessarily be the views held by Serco Integrated Transport.
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