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RE: Is XHTML a dead end?

From: Didier PH Martin <martind@netfolder.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 13:15:52 -0400
To: "'Eric van der Vlist'" <vdv@dyomedea.com>, <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000301c26649$88c45850$c801a8c0@didierhome>

Hi Eric,

Eric said:
I am not sure I understand what kind of processing you want to make,
however if for instance, I had to transform a document with a reference
to a HLink mapping into the same document using XLink, I would probably
follow an approach a la Schematron and write a stylesheet to generate a
stylesheet to do the transformation (the exercise seems pretty trivial).

Didier replies:
I would probably would do that myself but now we end up with something
more complex then SGML architectural forms. Also, I didn't achieve the
goal to write a generic linking stylesheet that I can re-use. Thus, we
achieved something less useful than SGML+DSSSL. Is this what we call
entropy? Degradation of the matter with time :-)

Why can't we write a style sheet like that

<template match="@href" > or <template match="@xlink:href">

and use it in different contexts by importing or including it in other

Didier PH Martin
Received on Friday, 27 September 2002 13:16:01 UTC

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