ERIC STEDFELD wrote:
>Are there good models available in the EAD user community, on how to
>use XML and XSL to present data as HTML, or serve XML directly to
>the end user? I have been reviewing and working with samples at the
>Cornell site that deliver XML to the user via IE5, but if there are
>other examples that I could also follow, especially simple ones, that
>would be very helpful. Is there any kind of evolving consensus on
>best practice for delivering XML-encoded finding aids to the end
I maintain an XSLT faq at http://www.dpawson.co.uk
Not specifically for EAD stuff, but you may get some ideas.
This is based on input to the xsl mailing list,
IE5 now have a beta out which is about 80% of the XSLT XPATH
implementation, but there are other, free implementations out there
which cover 98% of the specs.
As of today, only IE5 attempts to deliver XML to the end user,
and then improperly. That discounts all other browser users,
so XML to HTML is the most preferred way today. Often done
on the server, providing what is required in HTML, else served
up on the fly in response to user requests.