Re: Proper way to use XSL for HTML output?
On Monday, February 05, 2001 9:58 AM Kevin Duffey wrote: > I am curious what others are doing when creating XSL pages to transform > dynamic XML (via JSP output of well-formed tags) into HTML. I simply do > something like this: [...] >Is there a proper way, a "standard" way, or just do > it how I want as long as it works? Well, the perlish TIMTOWTDI doesn't often get quoted on this list, but I don't see why not. If this linear "pull" approach suits your present and foreseeable future needs, I'd say go ahead without worrying about "right" or wrong". Sticking to this approach deprives you of a lot of the more powerful abstractions that a "push" technique relying on recursively-activated apply-templates offers, but if you're sure you'll never have needs requiring that power, that shouldn't matter. One thing I would say, though, from my current experience. If xslt written around a "pull" approach reaches a certain degree of complexity and you have applications that are in production and committed to it, adapting those applications to more sophisticated techniques, if they turn out to be necessary after all, can be a nightmare. ------------------------------------------ Michael Beddow http://www.mbeddow.net/ XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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