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Re: Using an XSL Formatter as an XSL-FO Web Browser

From: Arved Sandstrom <asandstrom@accesscable.net>
Date: Sat, 10 Feb 2001 13:40:45 -0400
Message-ID: <005001c09388$99180f20$089e4718@accesscable.net>
To: <www-xsl-fo@w3.org>, "Dave Pawson" <daveP@dpawson.freeserve.co.uk>
Hi, Dave

I like the idea of the link back to source, but mostly from the audit
viewpoint. I come from a scientific data processing background, which
stresses data history as strongly as the "chain of evidence" is stressed in
modern jurisprudence. I've seen data files that had 5 or 10 rows of data but
about 2 pages worth of header describing their processing history, right
back to the make and serial number of the original sampling instrument.

OK, this is overkill. :-) But if we view source XML as data (which I do)
then I think the idea of maintaining an audit trail during sequences of XML
processing is valuable. The semantic data doesn't have to be embedded; it
just has to be _retrievable_. I see no real requirement for "always on".

From an FO viewpoint it's really a double-link: one identifying the source
and one identifying the XSLT.

Regards,
Arved

----- Original Message -----
From: Dave Pawson <daveP@dpawson.freeserve.co.uk>
To: <www-xsl-fo@w3.org>
Sent: Saturday, February 10, 2001 1:12 PM
Subject: Re: Using an XSL Formatter as an XSL-FO Web Browser


> At 04:02 PM 2/10/01, Arved Sandstrom wrote:
>
> >Taken at face value I think it makes some good points. I like the
suggestion
> >that general XSL "things" not be called "stylesheets", because they
aren't;
> >so I've been pushing that idea rather strongly myself. I like the idea
that
> >FO documents should contain a link back to their source
>
> Which is fine for a permanently on source, but for someone with a dial-up
> cnx? For that reason only, I think this is only a partial solution.
> (Then there is the case of the 'full' xml, from which you only get
> a part as media X. Again flawed?)
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