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Weekend Discussion

Friday February 18th, 2000

What *one* feature would you most like Mozilla to have by final release? If it's already on the slate to be in the final release, let us know why it's important to you. Just click the Responses link to join the conversation! Our forums are quite civil, and we'd love to hear your opinions.


#104 Re: XSLT priority and use

by stinney <stinney@sas.upenn.edu>

Saturday February 19th, 2000 5:49 PM

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One issue here is: what does it mean that something will be in the `final release'.

I don't disagree that bug-fixing is crucial, but that should be a given. The subject under discussion is: what is the feature any given individual most wants. It's not clear to me that it would be a great time-sink. Much work has already been done, starting from the basis of an XSLT processor that was already reasonably far advanced. Your assumption might be correct, but I think it would need demonstrating.

XSLT, incidentally, is a W3C standard for transforming XML documents into other formats, e.g., XML or HTML. It enables much more sophisticated transformations of data than CSS, and would permit Mozilla to act more like a native XML browser even on data that was not marked up with presentation in mind.

Of course, XLink support would also be nice in that context, but that's probably another topic.