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Thanks for posting this announcement David. It is very interesting how you
are automatically sending XML or HTML depending upon the browser the
requester is using. Also, thanks for including links to your style
sheets...I found it really fascinating to alter one of my EAD XML documents
so that it pointed to your style sheet
<http://cidc.library.cornell.edu/xml/styles/style.xsl>, and voila all the
information in our finding aid is presented like yours!

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?

Ed Summers
Old Dominion University Library

Date:    Thu, 20 May 1999 17:16:13 -0400
From:    David Ruddy <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: HTML from XML

We've implemented a method of dynamically creating html versions of our
EAD/XML finding aids. This allows users to access our finding aids from all
web browsers, xml capable or not, and also relieves us from creating static
html files and then worrying about version control.

We're doing this from an MS IIS web server, using a fairly simple asp
script. Included at our site <http://cidc.library.cornell.edu/xml> is
information on how it works, as well as an explanation of how we're
delivering the xml, together with examples of all our xsl style sheets.

We'd be especially interested to hear if you experience problems accessing
our example finding aids, with any browser.
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 David Ruddy                                   [log in to unmask]
 Cornell Institute for Digital Collections         607-255-3530

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