[xml-h] getting started

Norman Walsh ndw@nwalsh.com
Fri, 17 Jan 2003 12:54:25 -0500

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/ "Bill Brown" <Bill.Brown@desertschools.org> was heard to say:
| What interests me most in this area--what brought me to join this
| list--is the use of XML as a foundation for a web site and XSLT to
| transform said XML into a variety of formats. I like the idea of XML and
| really like the idea of XSLT, but I'm not able to wrap my mind around
| the notion of converting my current HTML into XML. It seems like you'd
| ideally want a standardized DTD throughout the site for consistency's
| sake, but it would be difficult to make your favorite links section look
| semantically like your blog or writings section. Perhaps you would need
| to create a variety of DTDs, but it seems like a lot of work.

You might get by with one schema (lowercase-s, schema language
agnostic), but you might more likely wind up with several related
schemas. It depends, naturally, on how large your site is and how
diverse the content is. I manage nwalsh.com, docbook.org, and the
DocBook, RELAX NG, and Entity Resolution TC pages at OASIS all with a
single, slowly evolving DTD
(Website, http://sourceforge.net/projects/docbook/).

I want to continue this thought in a new thread...

                                        Be seeing you,

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