RE: Feasibility of "do all application coding in the XML langu
> Here is a response from a colleague: > > "... in general XSLT is cool but limited. If your transform > requires any "higher math" or advanced functionality or > external code libraries (such as geometry coordinate system > libraries), you almost always have to go back to a higher > level language (such as Java) at some point." > It's true that the availability of domain-specific libraries may influence your choice of programming language. Sometimes this will steer you away from XSLT, sometimes towards it. And XSLT is just as capable of making cross-language library calls as any other programming language. Indeed, some people choose to write applications in XSLT that do little else. I suspect that your colleague might not be aware that there is a library specifically for processing geographic information in XSLT: https://sourceforge.net/projects/geofunctions It's true that XSLT is a specialized language rather than a general-purpose language. But it's capable of a lot more than some people imagine. Some people never really get below the surface to discover its depth. Michael Kay http://www.saxonica.com/
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