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Re: Shameless plug: "XML: The Annotated Specifications"


"Ladson, Richard O." <[log in to unmask]>


General discussion of Extensible Markup Language <[log in to unmask]>


Wed, 10 Mar 1999 13:30:56 -0500





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The following produced a black hello (should be red)
GREETING {display:block;font-family:Arial;font-size:15pt;color:red;}

The above worked OK with the first line removed.

Oh, I get it, comments cannot occur before certain elements in both XML and
CSS. Not particularily user-friendly, but presumably it makes it easier for
the computer. Score; computer 1, man 0.

BTW, I AM grateful for your help, I am just trying to keep my posts lively.

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Maden [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 1999 12:41 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Shameless plug: "XML: The Annotated Specifications"

[Ladson, Richard O.]
> Thanks for your help, your example worked fine (after I discovered
> that XSL comments are not <!-- --> as in XML.

They're not? Where did you discover that?

An XSL stylesheet *is* an XML document, subject to all the rules and
regulations thereof, including comment syntax. Typically, an XML
parser will read the stylesheet file, and the XSL engine will read the
information, but not the syntax, from the parser.

> At this point I am trying to "kick the tires" before I look at the
> internals under the hood. Most of the list members appear to be
> race car drivers or automotive engineers, whereas I am just a little
> old lady looking for transportation to the bingo parlor, but my car
> won't start (nobody told me that I need an ignition key).

I think I'd say I'm more of a weekend warrior, the kind of guy who
likes a reliable car but can change his own oil and filters. This is
a good list for you; some people (like me) are on lots of lists, and
sometimes we forget what audience we're talking to, whether its those
developing a spec or those trying to use it. Please be patient,
especially since experiences like yours are important in trying to
design a specification.

<!ENTITY crism PUBLIC "-//O'Reilly//NONSGML Christopher R. Maden//EN"
"<URL> <TEL>+1.617.499.7487
<USMAIL>90 Sherman Street, Cambridge, MA 02140 USA" NDATA SGML.Geek>

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