Re: XSLT In the Build Process?
Steve Ball wrote:Going further, when one combines XSLT with a dynamic, interpreted scripting language (Tcl, Python, Perl, etc) it is possible to not only use XSLT to generate code but to evaluate that code on-the-fly as part of the runtime application. One of my currently projects is a GUI XML editor that is implemented mostly as XSLT stylesheets, using Tcl/Tk as "glue" between the stylesheets and the UI.
For instance, while some developers love such a thing, other test engineers ask "How do you test such a thing?" If the answer comes back "with great difficulty", moving forward with an XML strategy suddenly gets a whole lot harder.
I don't think testing is a show-stopper, but circumstances may vary - I'd have to consider different cases.
Cheers, Steve Ball
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