[wp-hackers] XSL for feeds

Rob r at robm.me.uk
Sat Apr 8 14:14:28 GMT 2006

David House wrote:
> On 08/04/06, Podz <podz at tamba2.org.uk> wrote:
>> Right now, support.
>> We are asking theme authors to learn new code. I have no doubt some will
>> but I would guess most will not. Which leaves support to fall elsewhere.
>> That generates problems.....
> Actually, I just had a better idea. XSLT can basically spit out
> anything you want, so in our case we'd get it to spit out HTML. It
> doesn't specify colours and fonts etc., that's what CSS is for. So we
> have three layers:
> Transformed by our XSLT sylesheet to HTML
> Style by CSS
> We can allow theme authors to change the CSS layer. We could also
> allow them to change the middle layer as well, but in most cases this
> wouldn't be necessary. This way, they don't have to know any XSLT.
> As for an XSLT tutorial, http://www.w3schools.com/xsl/default.asp
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That sounds cracking, especially since theme authors will likely only 
want to change the appearance of the message rather than the message 
itself, which will likely be something generic :)

Rob Miller
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