Adobe has been looking forward to today's recommendation of "Associating Style Sheets with XML Documents." We have not only contributed significantly to the development of the specification by participating on the XML Syntax Working Group, but also have demonstrated our early commitment to this mechanism by implementing an early version of the specification for Adobe FrameMaker and FrameMaker+SGML. Adobe FrameMaker Customers will especially appreciate the ability to automate the process of associating industry standard style sheet languages with XML documents.
--Joel Nava, Publishing Products, Adobe Systems Incorporated and W3C XML Syntax Working Group Chair
Style Sheet Linking outlines a simple way for locating style sheets on the Web. Microsoft's Internet Explorer 5 supports this specification today, enabling it to browse XML documents. We're excited the W3C has moved so quickly with this initiative, and are proud to have actively participated in its development.
--Mark Ryland, Director, Standards Activities, Microsoft Corporation
Linking XML data to style sheets will enable users to benefit from both rich structure and formatting. With support for style sheet linking in the Gecko layout engine and the next generation of Netscape Navigator, we believe this will improve both the searchability and presentation of data.
-- Jim Hamerly, Vice President of Client Products, Netscape Communications , a subsidiary of America OnLine Inc.
Opera Software is pleased to have a way of linking CSS Style Sheets to XML documents. The next version of the Opera Browser will support XML and CSS, just as we support HTML and CSS today.
-- Håkon Wium Lie, Chief Technical Officer, Opera Software
Associating Style Sheets with XML Documents is a small specification, but one that is important for interoperability on the Web. SoftQuad Software is pleased to have been part of this process. We have implemented this recommendation in our award-winning XML authoring tool, XMetaL.
--Dr. Lauren Wood, Director of Product Technology, SoftQuad Software
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