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XSLT and CSS as competing technologies

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2010 09:28:29 +0100
Message-ID: <4B73BFAD.5000903@gmx.de>
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
CC: Krzysztof MaczyƄski <1981km@gmail.com>, public-html@w3.org
Sam Ruby wrote:
> ...
> More relevant to a W3C context, if such a policy were followed, there 
> would not need to be both an XSLT and CSS.
> ...

I don't think that's a good example, as XSLT does lots of things CSS 
can't do.

A better comparison might be XSL-FO vs CSS, in which case I'd argue 
extending CSS to do what XSL-FO can do, and potentially adding an 
XML-based notation, would indeed have been the better approach.

 > ...

BR, Julian
Received on Thursday, 11 February 2010 08:29:09 UTC

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