On Sun, 19 Nov 2000, Joshua Allen wrote: > This is a bit of an exaggeration. XSL and XSLT were different activities, > and XSLT *was* primarily directed at transformation. XSLT attempted to > be a general-purpose semi-structured data transformation language, and > is still the best thing we've got (if you value standards). XSLT/XPath > is a nice way to *transform* semi-stuctured data; many complaints arise > when people use XSLT as a "primary interface" into XPath. I personally > feel that making selectNodes() and selectSingleNode() standard parts of > the DOM would free people from having to use XSLT where a traditional > programming language + XPath would do better. And select_value() too (which would automatically perform the XPath string-value() function on the return value)... This is a very powerful concept, which people probably know I'm a big advocate of (c.f. XPathScript). -- <Matt/> /|| ** Director and CTO ** //|| ** AxKit.com Ltd ** ** XML Application Serving ** // || ** http://axkit.org ** ** XSLT, XPathScript, XSP ** // \\| // ** Personal Web Site: http://sergeant.org/ ** \\// //\\ // \\
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