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Re: Future of jadetex (Was: First Open Source Documentation Summitat the O'Reilly Open Source Convention
- To: Stephane Bortzmeyer <>
- Subject: Re: Future of jadetex (Was: First Open Source Documentation Summitat the O'Reilly Open Source Convention
- From: Sebastian Rahtz <>
- Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 19:37:25 +0100 (BST)
- cc: Camille Bégnis <>, docbook-apps <>, LDP <>, docbook-tools list <>
- Resent-Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 14:36:49 -0400 (EDT)
- Resent-Message-ID: <Zg_PJC.A.zR.ub0d5@murphy>
> Because there is a free "free as in free speech, not free as in free beer"
> tool for DSSSL, which works on all Unices?
same is true for XSL
> And XSL implementations need a
> non-free Java virtual machine or are too new/buggy?
no, sorry, not so. there are XSLT implementations in C++ and Python, and
there are free Javas (eg IBMs)
>If you have documentation
> to write *today*, DSSSL is the solution.
i must beg to disagree
> Also, if you don't write your stylesheets yourself, which is the most common
> case for DocBook, DSSSL stylesheets are better debugged, better documented,
> more robust, etc.
> > a) it perpetuates the writing of "style" in LaTeX
> Which does it and does it well, while DSSSL failed to produce something.
if only LaTeX did do it well....
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