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Re: [xsl] xml-stylesheet p.i. and other options (was Re: text/xsl...)
Subject: Re: [xsl] xml-stylesheet p.i. and other options (was Re: text/xsl...)|
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 00:19:32 +0100
> David gets the XML he wants to see in "view source".
but I don't want it there, I want it in the main browser window behind
the document I'm looking at. What I actually want to do is stuff the
equation I'm currently looking at into some other application like maple
for example. Or perhaps I want to search the document. I don't see that
it is ideal that I should have to go back to an unrendered source view
to do these things, even if that's what works at present.
Also it's fine for you being a professional in these things to have
axkit and cocoon and whatever else set up. But having a server side
transformation mechanism in place significantly raises the bar for users
wanting to serve XML. HTML became popular with the man in the street (or
at least the postgrad in a university) because anyone could dump an html
page on a more or less free web server and publish their documents. If
you've got a freeserve account and 5MB of free web space, using the
stylesheet PI is a lot more practical proposition than persuading your
ISP to set up cocoon for you.
Also, the stylesheet PI works to view files on my laptop offline, I
suppose I could set up a server on localhost and serve myself things,
but I don't: I just double click on the file and view it, this is of
course just a default view, for other things I run a transformation from
the command line, but since documents are things to be viewed, having a
default view is a good thing (I claim).
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