Re: how to understand a complex stylesheet
Thanks for you reply.
George James wrote:
Henning The discussion at that site mentions PXSL which is a non-XML way of expressing XSL templates.
PXSL and related languages are indeed interesting approaches to "clean" up the source code of XSLT stylesheets. But the problem remains: you take one look at it, and you still don't understand that much. You still have to roam through the source code to get answers to: which template calls which template; are templates located in other files; etc. This are questions which aren't answered immediately. Although I am aware that probably no visualization or any other method can make a complex stylesheets understandable at once, just making the code more readable won't solve the problem. BUT it is one step to it, that is true indeed!
Some kind of visual modeling/design tool that generated XSL would be a very interesting idea.
Right now I am more looking for tools to visualize existing stylesheets, not tools to create stylesheets. But having one approach will most certainly lead to the other, so if there are applications to visually create XSL, please let me, too!
Thanks for your help,
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