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Re: Interactive XSLT [was RE: James Clark: XML versus theWeb]

  • From: Michael Kay <mike@saxonica.com>
  • To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
  • Date: Thu, 02 Dec 2010 00:19:00 +0000

Re:  Interactive XSLT [was RE: James Clark: XML versus theWeb]
On 01/12/2010 23:51, Dimitre Novatchev wrote:
>
> We just need a standard F&  O function for this.
>
> See how this was done in the "XSLT calculator" 7 years ago:  :)
>
> http://fxsl.sourceforge.net/articles/xslCalculator/The%20FXSL%20Calculator.html#6._Putting_it_All_Together_-_the_XSLT_Calculator
>
> Although this is a desktop app, the same design can be applied towards
> a browser scripting application.
>
But this looks to me like a conversational user interface where the 
program asks the user a question and waits for a reply. This is very 
different from an event-based user interface where the sequence of 
events is controlled by the user. What I'm trying to imagine is some 
kind of way of associating XSLT templates with user interface events so 
the dialog structure is user-controlled. Of course this raises question 
about how state is maintained; I don't have any well-formulated thoughts 
on this. There must be some relationship with XForms here, but I'm not 
sure what it is.

Michael Kay
Saxonica



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