Re: [Ann - Zvon] Templatotron
On Mon, 11 Feb 2002, james anderson wrote: I have not been aware of TAL till this moment. The history of Templatotron is very simple: A week ago I was thinking about some way how to make my XSLT prototyping as fast as possible and compatible with my way of thinking. I did a few experiments and found that implementation was very easy. I did not research any similar approaches and so I cannot argue for their pluses and minuses. I guess that as an advantage can be considered the fact that you can compile a Templatotron template with any XSLT processor and you can then use the generated stylesheet with any XSLT enabled program including browsers. And of course, I consider Templatotron very natural and simple to learn and after scanning TAL spec I am still not too sure how TAL is to be used and so I can argue that TAL is rather over-complex. :)) > > This looks similar to TAL in the the zope page template system. > One difference is the approach to namespaces. > In the TAL case, a transformation is triggered simply by the presence of > an attribute from the distinguished space. In the Templatotron case, > it's the presence of such an element identifier. > > What was the thinking behind this decision? From reading the tutorial, > it was not clear that this latter mechanism affords any advantage to > counterbalance the added complexity. > > Miloslav Nic wrote: > > > > Templatotron is a simple language for template based XML processing. It > > can be also thought of as a language designed to save some writing in > > XSLT stylesheets and for keeping your attention focused on the XML syntax > > not on the XSLT one. I do not personally mind the rather verbose XSLT > > syntax and so in my eyes the second point is much more important but there > > are others who may appreciate Templatotron terseness. > > > > .... > > ----------------------------------------------------------------- > The xml-dev list is sponsored by XML.org <http://www.xml.org>, an > initiative of OASIS <http://www.oasis-open.org> > > The list archives are at http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/ > > To subscribe or unsubscribe from this list use the subscription > manager: <http://lists.xml.org/ob/adm.pl> > -- ****************************************** <firstName> Miloslav </firstName> <surname> Nic </surname> <mail> nicmila@s... </mail> <support> http://www.zvon.org </support>
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