[xml-dev] integrating complex XSLT-based formatting; OOo styling system?

Frédéric wrote:

In that case, isn’t easier to say ?

A title

Your title is still italic without a css linking, class is purely
semantic, and someone could override your italic choice with his css,
what is not possible with @style=“font-style: italic” (there’s so much
different biblio citation format).

Let me explain more fully how this system works on the styling front:

There is an XML styling file, a fragment of which would look like:

, ...

The XSLT uses that file as the basis on which to transform the bib
data. So, if a user wants to change rendering of titles, they will
change it in the style file and regenerate the formatting; not locally.
Your approach does make some sense; I’ll think about it some more.

You can evaluate my opinion here

Did you just produce this based on my questions, or were you doing this

I know things like MARC21, MODS, UNIMARC, BiblioML, the bibliographic
models of Docbook and TEI, and my job is XSL/JAVA.

We’re using MODS.