Re: alternating tags in a list?
I agree with Paul...this should be supported. We use XSL on a number of projects...and luckily we have access to ECMAScript to do modulus for alternating tags. --Keith Paul_Tihansky@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote: > > --- Paul Prescod wrote: ---> > > As James Clark has pointed out on several occasions, if you want to turn > > every other row in a table blue, this is *trivial* in DOM code. Why mess > > up the nice declarative properties of the XSL stylesheet when the feature > > you want is already available and well specified? Is it worth reducing > the > > number of XSL implementations? > > If its so *trivial* why shouldn't XSL be able to handle alternating tags? > Its not so trivial to create DOM code for a non-DOM programmer. You even > cited an example of your own. > > > Nevertheless, I can say this about XSL: I've deployed it in two > > situations. The first was a markup user who doesn't know how to program. > > If they wanted to do alternating tags, what would you have told them to do? > I can do a lot with an XSL transformation, so why should I have to abandon > XSL altogether for the sake of a trivial function. I think not including > these simple functions or some way of embedding these function is going to > discourage a lot of people from using XSL. > > Paul T. > > XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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