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Subject: RE: [docbook] Whatever happened too CSS+XML?
> -----Original Message----- > From: Noah Slater [mailto:email@example.com] > Sent: Tuesday, November 08, 2005 7:55 AM > To: Paul Prescod > Cc: Steven T. Hatton; firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: Re: [docbook] Whatever happened too CSS+XML? > > I think perhaps you are missing the point. I don't think > anyone here is saying that CSS is the equivalent of XSLT, or > in fact, anything similar. > > I think the major point is that if you want the semantic > goodness of an advanced XML document type such as DocBook > without any of the post processing goodness of XSLT - CSS is > more than an adequate way of styling this information for the user. "If you don't need XSLT's features, don't use XSLT." Fine. But what Steven said was: > Using XSLT to transform XML into Netscape 4.7-compatible tag soup HTML > is -- at best -- a wasted effort. Perhaps what he should have said is that it CAN be a wasted effort in SOME cases. Which is also close to a truism. So I see the whole "debate" (which has been running for around 7 years now) as a waste of time. Paul Prescod