From firstname.lastname@example.org Wed Jun 24 08:57:28 1998
Date: Wed, 24 Jun 1998 09:37:54 -0400 (EDT)
From: DSSSList Owner <email@example.com>
Subject: DSSSList administrivia
This information is posted to the DSSSList (and the DSSSList-Digest)
under the subject line "Administrivia" at regular intervals. If the
details change between postings, the subject line is "Administrivia
-changed", otherwise the posting will be the same as the previous
Only subscribers can post to DSSSList, and only from the address they
used when they subscribed.
There is no restriction on what may be posted provided it is related
to DSSSL. Items related to XSL should be posted to the XSL-List.
When deciding between the two, consider if the item is of more
interest to those interested in DSSSL more than XSL or those
interested in XSL more than DSSSL.
Do not begin your subject line with "help" or "subscribe" since the
list software will bounce the message because it looks like is an
Both subscribers to DSSSList@mulberrytech.com and subscribers to
DSSSList-Digest@mulberrytech.com should post their messages to
DSSSList@mulberrytech.com, and the messages will be received by both
subscribers to the list and subscribers to the digest.
Do not start a new thread by replying to an unrelated message and just
changing the subject line since the header of your message will
contain references to the previous message and your new message will
appear in the archive as one of the replies to the original message.
It is better to start a new message for a new thread.
REPLIES GO TO THE LIST
The reply address of DSSSList messages (and of digests) is
firstname.lastname@example.org so REPLIES GO TO THE LIST BY DEFAULT. If
you want to reply to just the author of a post, you should change the
"To:" field in your reply.
Cross-posting to the DSSSList and to another list, even to the
XSL-List, is often counter-productive unless everybody who replies to
the thread is on both lists. Cross-posts from non-subscribers
continuing the thread will bounce, and DSSSList subscribers who are
not also on the other list will only see half of the thread, as will
those on the other list who are not also on the DSSSList. Subscribers
to both lists will see two copies of the message, annoying them as
Daily digests -- copies of a whole days DSSSList messages (or a 40,000
character chunk, whichever comes first) sent as one email message --
are available. Not only is it one mail message containing all of that
day's DSSSList messages, it averages half the bytes of the individual
messages since it doesn't include the overhead of the mail headers
from each message. To unsubscribe from the list and subscribe to the
digest, send mail to email@example.com with the following two
lines as the body of your message:
UNSUBSCRIBING FROM DSSSLIST
To unsubscribe from the list, send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
with "unsubscribe dssslist" as the body of your message.
UNSUBSCRIBING FROM THE DIGEST
To unsubscribe from the digest, send mail to email@example.com
with "unsubscribe dssslist-digest" as the body of your message.
IF YOU STOP GETTING DSSSLIST MESSAGES
Ordinarily, mail bounces back to dssslist-owner only because a user's
account has been closed on their system without their unsubscribing
from the list. If mail to an address bounces for an extended period,
that address may be removed from the list.
If you stop receiving DSSSList message, you may have been removed
because mail to you was bouncing. You are not being picked on, and
you can just rejoin the list.
DSSSList messages are archived at
A search facility for the DSSSList archive is available at
DSSSL DOCUMENTATION PROJECT
The DSSSL documentation project is a collaborative effort by DSSSL
users to write and disseminate documentation on all aspects of DSSSL
for the purposes of:
- introducing DSSSL to new users
- education for both new and experienced users
- assistance for people using DSSSL
The project draws on the combined experience of present users of
DSSSL, principally those subscribed to the DSSSList mailing list
(which also hosts the discussion between project participants). You
are free to use the material produced by the documentation project,
and you are encouraged to contribute.
REPORTING BUGS IN JADE OR OTHER SOFTWARE
James Clark requests that bugs in Jade be reported to him rather than
to the DSSSList. See "jade.htm" from the Jade distribution for
details on submitting a Jade bug report. Similarly, bugs in other
software should firstly be reported to its author rather than to the
"XS: " AND "DD: " IN SUBJECT LINES
Subject lines beginning with "XS: " in the archive are posts related
to the discussion of xml-style. xml-style was a precursor to the
current XSL effort. The appropriate place to discuss XSL is the
XSL-List. See http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list.
Subject lines beginning with "DD: " are posts related to the DSSSL
documentation project. See http://www.mulberrytech.com/dsssl/dsssldoc.
FURTHER INFORMATION ON DSSSL
Two excellent sources of information about DSSSL are the DSSSL section
of the SGML/XML Web Page at http://www.sil.org/sgml/dsssl.html and
James Clark's DSSSL page at http://www.jclark.com/dsssl.
XSL-LIST -- THE OPEN FORUM ON XSL
Mulberry Technologies also provides the XSL-List -- the open forum on
XSL. For subscription information and the XSL-List archive, see
If you have any questions or problems, please contact
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