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Subject: Re: XSL and XML
From: Chris Lilley <chris@xxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 25 Apr 1999 01:10:20 +0200

Richard Lander wrote:
>  Shane,
> If you are including Gecko in your requirements, then you can't use XSL. You
> must use CSS. The CSS-2 spec provides a quick but nice tutorial on how to
> write CSS rules for XML - http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/intro.html#q2 -. It
> isn't really any different than writing for HTML except that the 'display'
> property is neccessary.

Well said.

Whe using XML, there are no defaults for whether a particular element is
a block or an inline or a list item or a table cell. So, you have to say
so explicitly. Which ias a pain, you might think, but it gives you more

And also, the display property typically *works*, as opposed to many
HTML CSS implementations, because the CSS formatter isn't trying to
fight with hard-coded presentational rules that the browser is trying to
force on you.

> I've noticed that IE5 doesn't like DOCTYPE declarations when using CSS. It
> may not make sense but I've had trouble mixing the two.

That seems odd, I haven't noticed a problem. But then again, if you have
a doctype declaration that includes a URI as well as an FPI, weell, then
IE will go and get that DTD and parse it. If you are offline, that could
be a problem. But I find that I can style valid XML documents with CSS
without a problem.


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