I'm sorry to hear that Softquad no longer supplies XT. It was available
with version 2.0 and the setup was considerably easier than installing the
Microsoft XSL product.
If you are going to use a stand-alone XSLT transformation application, you
might also consider Saxon which is more current.
To answer a question raised yesterday, let me point out that in the EAD
Cookbook, the stylesheet for style 3 (see section 6.1.3) uses an XSLT
extension that is proprietary to XT to generate the multiple HTML pages
necessary to produce an HTML frame-based presentation.
It is also possible to achieve the same effect (producing multiple HTML
pages) with Saxon but the mechanism is slightly different and requires the
declaration in your stylesheet of a different namespace for their XSLT
extension. XSLT, you see, has no inherent mechanism for generating multiple
outputs but permits individual applications to employ their own local
mechanisms to do so, which XT and Saxon both do and do slightly differently.
So you have these two choices if you wish to create frames. To the best of
my knowledge, the Microsoft XSL engine does not provide any mechanism for
generating multiple HTML pages through a single stylesheet.
I am planning to issue a revision to the EAD Cookbook and accompanying files
shortly to document and accommodate these newer software developments as
well as to provide about 6 additional stylesheet options.
Michael J. Fox
Assistant Director for Library and Archives
Minnesota Historical Society
345 Kellogg Blvd West
St. Paul, MN 55102-2409
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From: Amy McCrory [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2001 7:36 AM
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Subject: Re: error message X metal Page preview
A previous discussion of this problem produced a recommendation to
customize the XMetaL install for XT instead of MSXML. The option for doing
so was supposed to be found in the xmetal/support/xslt directory. I
recently installed XMetaL 2.1 and couldn't find that directory. I'm
planning to just download XT--unless the option is still there on the
installation disk, and I've just missed it. Anyone know where it might be?
Cartoon Research Library
Ohio State University