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Subject: RE: lambda was RE: W3C-transformation language petition
From: "Didier PH Martin" <martind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 12:42:50 -0500

Hi Jonathan

	Alternatively what is the purpose of XSL, we have DSSSL for complex styling
and CSS for simple styling? If the only problem with DSSSL is the "()" then
fine, bag these and use "<>". If that is the intention of XSL, then give us
something to work with.

Your proposal is not so crazy. If people get sick because of parenthesis and
because Dsssl is also a sgml document therefore we can change the begin tag
and end tag like in the example below:

(element tag
  (make paragraph
	font-size: 10pt))

 <element match = "tag">
		font-size = "10pt">

With some syntax modifications we can get the latter instead of the former.
So if people get sick with "()" and like to write a lot, then we can replace
the delimiters and omitags in order to make dsssl xml compliant :-)

Didier PH Martin

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