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

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Noah Slater [mailto:nslater@gmail.com] 
> Sent: Tuesday, November 08, 2005 7:55 AM
> To: Paul Prescod
> Cc: Steven T. Hatton; docbook@lists.oasis-open.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

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