RE: XSLT vs Perl
In short, they are two technologies that should be compared -- one is a procedural programming language and one is a description of a transformation. Same as asking the benefits of XSLT over, say, C++. In fact, for that matter, Perl has a very good XSLT engine based around libxml (IIRC). In reality, XSLT is a handy tool to help transform XML from one form to another; So, for example, it's trivial to write an XSLT transform that convert RSS/RDF feeds into a list of recent articles on a website; and with no extra low level programming (C++/Perl/etc) you can use the same libs to do something completely different, like building a content management system (that stores XML only) to spew out differing mark-up for HTML clients to WAP clients. -----Original Message----- From: owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of David Tolpin Sent: 03 February 2004 11:57 To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: XSLT vs Perl Hi, I have just finished reading the working draft for XSLT 2.0. Forgive me the crudeness: what are advantages of XSLT 2.0 over Perl (http://www.perl.org/)? David Tolpin http://davidashen.net/ 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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