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Re: template matching.. display the data
Subject: Re: template matching.. display the data|
From: Rick Geimer <rick.geimer@xxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 1999 16:12:55 -0800
I would take a hybrid position...present the end users with a choice of
stylesheets that allow them to view the same data in several "canned"
presentation formats. This gives them choice, but doesn't require them to become
Marcus Carr wrote:
> Guy_Murphy@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> > I think I understand the point you are making, in which case I would
> > recommend that you instigate the XSL transformation from script. That way
> > you can style the XML document with the XSL document *of your choice*
> > rather than the one specified in the XML document. This is also necessary
> > if you want to render several different views of the same XML document.
> Does anyone have a philosophical position on the wisdom of stylesheets being
> written by the ultimate consumers of the data in order to impose a view that
> they believe to be appropriate? I believe that determinations of how the data
> can best be used should be left to one who understands the entire structure,
> much the way database reports are used. Any comments?
> Marcus Carr email: mrc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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