Re: RE: Declarative programming requires a different mindset
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Norman Gray writes: > I still very strongly suspect that XSLT was a James Clark joke. > After being told that DSSSL would never take off because it had the > wrong shape of brackets, is it not the case that he came back with a > spoof mini-subset of it which had the right brackets, but which was > received with such rapturous acclaim that he never had the heart to > confess it was intended as a gag. > > No? No. I was there. The decisive breakthrough in the DSSSL->XSLT move was the realisation that by writing XSLT _in_ XML we could make the 'output' side of templates iconic -- that is, instead of _describing_ the desired result tree fragment, as DSSSL has to do, we could _manifest_ it. ht - -- Henry S. Thompson, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB, SCOTLAND -- (44) 131 650-4440 Fax: (44) 131 651-1426, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org URL: http://www.ltg.ed.ac.uk/~ht/ [mail from me _always_ has a .sig like this -- mail without it is forged spam] -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.2.6 (GNU/Linux) iD8DBQFLxE2WkjnJixAXWBoRAuAjAJ4zhrEGn2Qdx7Fk47C0C1y13SlGmQCfUB1H d9W45nPrSiZeNTBN7eSLlPc= =f/ES -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
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