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Subject: Re: [docbook] Whatever happened too CSS+XML?

On Tuesday 08 November 2005 09:18 am, Paul Prescod wrote:
> Ultimately, I see it as a question of separation of concerns. XSLT is a
> great language for a programmer to express the structure of the output
> in terms of sequence of objects, linking of objects etc. CSS is a great
> language for a designer to express the layout of the output. One could
> easily imagine the two working together where XSLT generates XHTML and
> then CSS styles the XHTML for the Web and Print. Furthermore, one could
> imagine a business rule that explicitly disallows the embedding of style
> information into XSLT in order to disallow programmers from selecting
> formatting options (as some businesses disallow HTML in code).
>  Paul Prescod

Why use (X)HTML at all?  That's the whole point.  Modern browsers can display 
XML fairly well without transforming the original document into some bizarre 
and unnatural form.


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