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Re: Default XSL stylesheet for XHTML documents

From: Ian Hickson <ianh@netscape.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Oct 2000 11:27:01 -0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.WNT.4.21.0010011121290.952-100000@HIXIE.netscape.com>
On Sun, 1 Oct 2000, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
> 
> So let me ask, has anyone converted http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/sample.html
> to a XSL Stylesheet that transforms XHTML documents into formatting objetcs
> (as work in progress, of cause, since XSL is still no recommendation)?

I do not know the answer to your question.

However, your question brings to mind a bigger question: Why Bother?

Why would one want to transform a semantics-full HTML document that is
readable on all platforms using any output media and that uses
internationally understood structural markup, with a semantic-free XSL:FO
file that is only readable using the intended output media on platforms
that support that media, and that cannot be processed by any application
to return it to its original state?

In other words: Why would one use XSL:FOs when XHTML+CSS can achieve the
same effect while keeping accessibility and document structure?

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