From firstname.lastname@example.org Wed Jun 24 09:11:01 1998
Date: Wed, 24 Jun 1998 09:54:00 -0400 (EDT)
From: XSL-List Owner <email@example.com>
Subject: XSL-List administrivia -changed
Added reference to XSL requirements summary
This information is posted to the XSL-List (and the XSL-List-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 XSL-List, and only from the address they
used when they subscribed.
There is no restriction on what may be posted provided it is related
to XSL. Items related to DSSSL should be posted to the DSSSList.
When deciding between the two, consider if the item is of more
interest to those interested in XSL more than DSSSL or those
interested in DSSSL more than XSL.
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 XSL-List@mulberrytech.com and subscribers to
XSL-List-Digest@mulberrytech.com should post their messages to
XSL-List@mulberrytech.com, and the messages will be received by both
subscribers to the list and subscribers to the digest.
It is best to start a new message for a new thread. 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.
REPLYING TO POSTS
The reply address of XSL-List 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 XSL-List and to another list, even the DSSSList,
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 XSL-List 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 XSL-List. Subscribers to both
lists will see two copies of the message, annoying them as well.
Daily digests -- copies of a whole days XSL-List 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 XSL-List 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 XSL-LIST
To unsubscribe from the list, send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
with "unsubscribe xsl-list" as the body of your message.
UNSUBSCRIBING FROM THE DIGEST
To unsubscribe from the digest, send mail to email@example.com
with "unsubscribe xsl-list-digest" as the body of your message.
IF YOU STOP GETTING XSL-LIST MESSAGES
Ordinarily, mail bounces back to xsl-list-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 XSL-List 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.
XSL-List messages are archived at
FURTHER INFORMATION ON XSL
The W3C information on XSL is at http://www.w3.org/Style/XSL/. The XSL
requirements summary is available at
http://www.w3.org/TR/1998/WD-XSLReq-19980511.html, and the original
XSL note is at http://www.w3.org/TR/NOTE-XSL.
An excellent source of information about XSL is the XSL page of Robin
Cover's SGML/XML Web Page at http://www.sil.org/sgml/xsl.html.
REPORTING BUGS IN SOFTWARE
Bugs in software should firstly be reported to its author rather
than to the XSL-List.
DSSSLIST -- THE DSSSL USERS' MAILING LIST
Mulberry Technologies also provides the DSSSList -- the DSSSL Users'
Mailing List. For subscription information and the DSSSList archive,
If you have any questions or problems, please contact
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