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Re: Linking CSS to XML - syntax?

From: Todd Fahrner <fahrner@pobox.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Sep 1998 12:19:37 -0700
Message-Id: <v04011707b231970b1e38@[]>
To: "Frank Boumphrey" <bckman@ix.netcom.com>, "'Style Sheet mailing list'" <www-style@w3.org>
Thus spake Frank Boumphrey :
" >>? What is the state of specification in this area?
" Linking an XML document to a style sheet is discussed in a note written by
" James Clarke found at
" http://www.w3.org/TR/NOTE-xml-stylesheet

DOH! thanks.

My eye passed right over this on the TR page... (More vertical whitespace
required between items.)

Its status as a Note rather than as a Recommendation seems to have it
moored in discussion-land.

Is there any controversy about the soundness of this approach? If not,
what's the process for getting it promoted to Rec status? Too short and
simple, perhaps?

It seems to me that the main bottleneck to real-world XML applications on
clients at this point is the display question. It also seems to me that CSS
implementations would tend to get a lot better if the expectation became
that they must handle display of XML documents, without necessary
transformation first into some flavor of HTML, well-formed or not.
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