Re: Stepping back, part two...
Guy_Murphy@xxxxxxxxxx writes: > to work with HTML daily in large applications, often maked-up from vast > data sets (I work for Dialog a very large content provider) > in ASP... an XML/XSL solution isn't mere "sweeties" but air for a drowning > man. what does XSL give you that DSSSL doesnt, out of interest? > trust me they aren't even on the same planet. Yes producing XML > transformations in script is straight forward. Producing > stable, easily tested, scalable, bug free implimentations inlarge > applications is another matter. this is what i find odd. given that you wont have (by definition) a well-tested XSL implementation until some while after the language is frozen, and given that you have `scripts' in XSL, i am not entirely sure why (apart from the pain of converting later), you cannot achieve "stable, easily tested, scalable, bug free " just as easily in eg a very stable animal like Omnimark. > As for 70% of XML being used in machine interchange... yes you're probably > right... but somebody has to engineer that interchange. It doesn't happen > magicaly. Oracle can make up 70% single-handedly, probably :-} > One of the main reasons that I see for the Web being "broke" is that > standards take such a rediculously long time to ratify. You can level a good lord, do you know how long *real* standards take, as opposed to these W3C jollies? and the reason is that dotting i's and crossing t's is so worthwhile. > certain amount of blame at the feet of MS and NS, but if standards are > crawling at a fraction of the speed of technology, the browser companies > *will* jump ahead. hey guys (whoops, sorry about pun), this isnt the 1980s any more. take a deep breath, relax, the world will not explode in flames if the computer industry has a few more storms. I know it *seems* like the fate of the civilised world rests on the shoulders of XSL, but I doubt if most Indians (the c.w.) have even heard of it.... Sebastian XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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