>Why do you want to do DSSSL and not XSL?
>If XSL is really a superset of DSSSL as claimed, there seems to be few
>advantages in going the DSSL route. There are several xsl based
>transformational tools that will convert xml output to html. It seems
>that xsl (or CCS) will be transformation/presentation language for the
>Web. I know that DSSSL is probably still first in the minds and hearts
>of diehard SGML folks but it seems a bit of dead end.
>Any takers on this argument?
I think, long term, XSL is going to receive much more attention
than DSSSL both by commercial and freeware software developers.
In the short term however, there is more good DSSSL stuff than
there is good XSL stuff. There is now a FrameMaker back-end
for James Clark's DSSSL engine for example. As a result, a single
DSSSL stylesheet for EAD could allow generation of both
RTF and MIF. From there, good formatted plaintext, Postscript,
reasonable HTML or PDF is a mechanical exercise.
In summrary, I think XSL is the one with the future but
useful (free!) DSSSL stuff is here right now...
Sean Mc Grath