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Re: CSS vs. DSSSL-O

From: Paul Prescod <papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Wed, 27 Nov 1996 08:49:47 -0500
Message-Id: <1.5.4.32.19961127134947.00c757a8@csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
To: bosak@atlantic-83.Eng.Sun.COM (Jon Bosak), w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
At 10:54 PM 11/26/96 -0800, Jon Bosak wrote:
>Of course it's not technically incorrect.  One of the reasons for
>using XML is to enable every imaginable variety of output treatments.
>You are perfectly free to use whatever output process specification
>you want.  

I think Len is asking if it is technically or politically valid to *require*
conforming XML browsers to support DSSSL. If that is not our goal, then he
probably does not mind that we will refine DSSSL-O, "while we are all
together." I think that the quote that has us  a little confused is:
"Personally, I think that the only strategy that makes sense here is the
full frontal attack: enable dsssl-o processing through plug-ins or applets
and insist that real XML browsers are browsers with dsssl-o capabilities. "

Do you mean "insist as a set of users that this is what we want" or "insist
as a standards group that this is what is conforming?"

 Paul Prescod
Received on Wednesday, 27 November 1996 08:47:18 EST

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