The HTML we are generating for non-IE5 browsers is all on the fly, and it's
actually quite simple to produce (about ten lines of code). All we're doing
is directing certain components of IE5 **at the server** to present the xml
finding aid by means of an xsl style sheet. Because this "presentation" is
html, it is pushed out to the client that way, and you thus get html. We
are not writing scripts to translate EAD tags to html, as in the
conventional SGML to HTML conversion process.
If your browser is xml capable, xml is sent instead. The above presentation
is still taking place, but now at the client, and it's largely
transparent--that is, you see xml if you view source, not html.
Hope this helps,
At 01:58 PM 5/21/99 -0400, you wrote:
>Perhaps I missed this information in your technical notes, but are you
>generating the HTML for non IE5 browsers on the fly, or are they static
>pages? Also, have you automated the XML -> HTML conversion process?
>Old Dominion University Library
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