Hello all,


I never realized by declaring the stylesheets in the XML declaration that FF or IE would apply the stylesheet.  Does this mean that I can post online a XML EAD file that has a stylesheet declaration and the client browser will present the EAD in html?  Can someone give me an example of how to do this?  My XML declarations look like this:


 <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<!DOCTYPE ead PUBLIC "+//ISBN 1-931666-00-8//DTD ead.dtd (Encoded Archival Description (EAD) Version 2002)//EN" "/eadcb/shared/ead/ead.dtd">


And for the XSL stylesheet, like this:


<xsl:stylesheet xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform" xmlns:saxon="http://icl.com/saxon" extension-element-prefixes="saxon" doctype-public="-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" version="1.1">

<xsl:strip-space elements="*"/>


<xsl:output encoding="ISO-8859-1" method="html" doctype-public="-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" version="1.1" />


We also rely heavily on css as well after making the XSL transformation to html.


Any examples would greatly helpful.


Many thanks,


Russell Franks


Special and Archival Collections

Phillips Memorial Library

Providence College

1 Cunningham Square

Providence, RI 02918-0001


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Hi Bob – you mean you can open a master document and have it resolve all the subdocuments to display the complete text correctly, in FireFox?  How’d you get that to work?  Would you be willing to share a sample document?


Also, do you mean Firefox doesn’t apply your stylesheets at all, or that it errors on them?  I use FF all the time and have had no problem getting it to apply style sheets…




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Sent: Friday, November 06, 2009 11:58 AM
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On Nov 6, 2009, at 10:42 AM, Ethan Gruber wrote:


Hi Bob,

Are you sure they validate, in general?  Have you tried validation through Saxon or an editor like oXygen?  Can you open the document in Firefox?


One other note here: The documents display in Firefox, but it doesn't apply stylesheets. IE does apply the stylesheets which are named in the XML declaration for the master and each subdocument.



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