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Re: Default XSL stylesheet for XHTML documents

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Sun, 1 Oct 2000 21:02:04 +0200
Message-ID: <007e01c02bda$16ef4ba0$662790d4@de>
To: "Ian Hickson" <ianh@netscape.com>
Cc: <www-style@w3.org>
* "Ian Hickson" <ianh@netscape.com> 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?

Conversion to PDF for printing and document exchange when XHTML+CSS isn't
appropriate.

| 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?

This problem is discussed by Håkon Lie, see
http://www.operasoft.com/people/howcome/1999/foch.html

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