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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
user?

Thank you for any suggestions or recommendations,

--Eric Stedfeld


> Date:          Thu, 16 Dec 1999 13:11:29 -0600
> Reply-to:      Encoded Archival Description List <[log in to unmask]>
> From:          "Fox, Michael" <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject:       Re: Variant rules files for Author/Editor?
> To:            Multiple recipients of list EAD <[log in to unmask]>

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>
> Of course, if you are using XML syntax and the XSL stylesheet language to
> transform and present your data as HTML, you can create tabular output in
> your HTML automatically during the transformation process, without having to
> explicitly hard-code your table-defining features into the finding aid
> itself.    This is a simpler and cleaner approach, one that more faithfully
> adheres to the SGML/XML principle of separating content markup from
> presentation markup. A goal towards which we strive even if we cannot
> achieve it 100%.
>
> Michael
>
> Michael Fox
> Head of Processing
> Minnesota Historical Society
> 345 Kellogg Blvd West
> St. Paul MN 55102-1906
> phone: 651-296-1014
> fax:  651-296-9961
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> > ----------
> > From:         Timothy Young[SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> > Sent:         Thursday, December 16, 1999 11:33 AM
> > To:   Multiple recipients of list EAD
> > Subject:      Variant rules files for Author/Editor?
> >
> > On the EAD HELP PAGES site, in the listing of
> > helper files (http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/ead/helper.html)
> > we list one set of "rls" files that can be used
> > with Author/Editor. A question has come up about
> > whether these rules files are created from a
> > tabular or non-tabular DTD.
> >
> > I know that WordPerfect needs to have a specific
> > logic file for either option. However, after looking at the
> > body of the A/E rules file, it looks like the control
> > over tabular-vs-non-tabular is retained in the core DTD.
> > Thus - there is no need for two versions of rules files.
> >
> > Can anyone verify/comment on this?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Timothy Young
> > Ex Officio - EAD RoundTable, Society of American Archivists
> > Archivist
> > Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
> > Yale University
> > New Haven, CT  06520
> > (203) 432-8131
> >
>

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Eric L. Stedfeld
Info Tech Specialist
NYU Libraries
212 995-3545
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