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RE: History and HTML authoring Re: portals

From: Geoff Deering <gdeering@acslink.net.au>
Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2003 13:39:51 +1000
To: "Charles McCathieNevile" <charles@sidar.org>, "David Woolley" <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NBBBJPNFCLNLAADCLFJBGEMCFAAA.gdeering@acslink.net.au>

That's one of the main points in storing data in XML in a CMS.  Through
designing appropriate XSLT the CMS can deliver content to different media;
browsers, PDF, mobile devices, slide presentations, etc.  This is also the
Cost/Benefit and ROI on this type of approach.  So you are not just
publishing to the web, it's aimed at providing content to all media, as well
as providing the content in a semantic form that can be understood by other
computing processes.

This approach can also be taken using HTML and CSS designing an appropriate
CSS for each media type, but the XML/XSLT approach offers more options and
flexibility.

Geoff

-----Original Message-----
From: Charles McCathieNevile

The average CMS is essentially an environment for authoring a
particular kind of content, and the ones I have seen have the benefit
of being able to handle non-HTML content reasonably well, and the
drawback of not being very good for HTML unless you like writing code.
This is not true of them all, of course - some of them do HTML very
well.

Just my 2cents worth

Cheers

Chaals
Received on Friday, 10 October 2003 23:41:07 GMT

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