The XSL Challenge

Friday May 21st, 1999

C. David Tallman has news of an interesting article at In it, Michael Leventhal of CITEC (the group creating DocZilla) takes off the gloves and challenges XSL to best XML/CSS/DOM in a competition of functionality/usability in the web application space. Interestingly, Mozilla plays an important role in the contest. From

"Anything XSL can do in the Web environment, I can do better using technologies supported by current W3C Recommendations. Of course, what is 'meaningful' in the Web environment is open to a variety of interpretations. Therefore, the subject of the challenge should be one that the XSL camp and I agree is meaningful. I am also ready to make this bet a little bit more than an academic exercise. If I lose, I will pledge that I, and my crack mozilla development team, will assist in implementing XSL in the mozilla open source project. If my opponents lose they will agree to desist from XSL advocacy, vote against an XSL Recommendation if they are members of the W3C, and will join me in calling for full, flawless, and unequivocal vendor support of CSS1 and CSS2, DOM Level 1, and XML 1.0 as the very first and top priority of the web community."

#39 Forgeries

by mle <>

Wednesday May 26th, 1999 2:18 PM

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It seems silly to say this - but I am the real Michael Leventhal logging on from a registered MozillaZine account. This account uses my business email address of <> and I also have a personal account at <>. Any postings not coming from this mozillaZine account are not coming from me. No messages from name "Michael Leventhal" since one identifying the forgery have been from me.

I am sorry mozillaZine readers had to subjected to this kind of conduct from the individual who perpetrated it.

Michael Leventhal