Re: CSS + behavior vs. XSL (was: EcmaScript, gone?)
Daniel Glazman wrote: > > Well, this long run program (where was the web three years ago ?) still > depends on the will of W3C members. The web was the web three years ago. It was even more hyped back then, because most people didn't have access, so it could be presented as the cure-all that would save the universe. W3C members have nothing to do with this "long term strategy." It is the natural evolution of any information system: ad hocery gets standardized and shoved down into the infrastructure. > We have implementable solutions > *now* on a very low-cost base and I wonder why we should invest 4 years > of standardization for quite the same result... As you and I both said: you can probably already do almost everything that you will be able to do in three years, but today you use gobs of scripting code and the DOM and in three years you will use more simple, robust, declarative languages like XSL. Our only disagreement is whether XSL should live in the realm of the ad hocery, waiting for a fully declarative replacement, or live in the realm of the declarative and survive for the long term. Either way, you can do what you need to do through scripting. Paul Prescod - http://itrc.uwaterloo.ca/~papresco Everything I touch turns into Python. XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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