RE: Questioning XSL
I think one of the problems XSL has is that it tries to do too much, sort of dancing all over the place, stepping on toes wholesale, and bewildering its dancing partner into embarrassment. At least, I often find myself bewildered and embarrassed that I can't seem to easily grasp it (Prolog is declarative yet easier for me to dance with than XSL). On the other hand, XSL has features that I really like such as selection patterns. I have ran into many situations where I wished I could get NodeList from selection patterns or ask SAX to notify this 'ElementHandler' for that selection pattern. Cool stuff. If XSL had formal support for scripting languages, I could do without the conditional processing stuff. I don't mind formatting objects because I know I will never use them. On the whole, I dislike XSL but I want it because I need it. Note that I am talking about XSLT only and not the evil twin brother. Best, Don Park Docuverse xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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