Re: XML as a document language

Subject: Re: XML as a document language
From: Janice Gelb <janiceg -at- marvin -dot- eng -dot- sun -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 22 May 2001 12:00:56 -0700 (PDT)

Shelly Kapoor writes:
> I am sure all of you have heard of the use of XML as a
> document language. Apparently, with the use of XML/SGML,
> one can create DTDs and XSL that can then be used to present
> information as pdf, html, and other formats. So essentially,
> you create once and render into multiple formats later. You
> needn't recreate for each format.
> This is what I have heard. Would either of you be able to
> shed light on this issue.

We are already doing this at Sun, using SGML source to
create PDFs and Generated HTML. I'm afraid I can't speak
to a lot of the technical issues involved in doing so.
The PDF is through our new print engine, from XyVision,
and I believe the Generated HTML is through style sheets.


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