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Re: CSS vs. DSSSL-O

From: Murray Altheim <murray@spyglass.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Nov 1996 11:24:42 -0500
Message-Id: <v02140b24aebf74d4db89@[208.203.149.85]>
To: bosak@atlantic-83.Eng.Sun.COM (Jon Bosak)
Cc: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
Jon Bosak <bosak@atlantic-83.Eng.Sun.COM> writes:
[...]
>capabilities.  Remember, we have available a very powerful free DSSSL
>engine (Jade -- see http://www.jclark.com/jade/) designed to be used
>for exactly this purpose.  It's entirely possible to have not just one
>but several dsssl-enabled browsers working by WWW6 if people with the
>requisite Windows rendering experience pick up this ball and run with
>it.  If "XML" becomes just "XML with CSS" it will be because we failed
>to seize this opportunity while it was open to us.

Isn't Jade written for full DSSSL functionality? Just as one of the chief
concerns of using SP in an application is the size of the code, wouldn't a
Jade-o or Jade-Lite really be what we need here?

If the compiled code for the stylesheet engine is an order of magnitude*
larger than the XML parser, then a simplified toolkit is absolutely
necessary if we expect dsssl-o support in applications.

Murray

* the executable and support files for Jade (Win95) total almost 700K. This
doesn't include nsgmls.

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