RE: Re: Java Transformation
It is easier to use a tool you know than to use a tool you don't know, even if the tool you know isn't "the best tool". As a person familiar with both declarative and procedural programming tools it is my view that the easier way to process XML is with XSL rather than a procedural programming language like C or Java. Ask yourself if it is easier to get data from an ANSI SQL database by using a SQL SELECT statement or by opening each table and writing nested for-each loops to find the related data in several tables. The answer is obvious to me and the parallel between XSLT and SQL is very direct. -- Charles Knell cknell@xxxxxxxxxx - email -----Original Message----- From: Ramkumar Menon <ramkumar.menon@xxxxxxxxx> Sent: Fri, 22 Apr 2005 00:08:08 +0530 To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: Re: Java Transformation oops!!! I think I wasn't clear with my question at all ... Sorry. Yeah, I definitely agree that there are a huge number of smart XSLT Mapper Tools in the market today.... My question was on the fundamental notion of usage of an "XML based structure" like XSLT to represent processing/transforming "logic". I was wondering if logic could be easier written/expressed if a Non-XML programming language, rather than within XMLish documents. I definitely see your point about today's User affording to stay agnostic of the details of the mapping for most common business use -cases. But yeah, my question stays. -Ciao, Menon. On 4/21/05, Aron Bock <aronbock@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Recently somebody's bee doing announcements here about "Tiger XSLT". > Haven't tried it, though. > > Regards, > > --A > > >From: Ramkumar Menon <ramkumar.menon@xxxxxxxxx> > >Reply-To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > >To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > >Subject: Java Transformation > >Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2005 22:46:51 +0530 > > > >Hi All, > > > >Whenever I open up an editor and view a complex XSLT, I feel that the > >mapping logic is easier to be written and interpreted, if written in a > >simple but powerful programming language [a high level language that > >can be generated using javacc or something] - with an import/export > >facility to XSLT. > >Is there any existing infrastructure in place to achieve this? > >Surely, I speak from the developer's perspective. With simple mapping > >tools available in the market now which can generate you mappings, you > >really need not know all the nitty gritties of XSLT at all for most > >common business use cases. > > _________________________________________________________________ > Don't just search. Find. Check out the new MSN Search! > http://search.msn.click-url.com/go/onm00200636ave/direct/01/ > > -- Shift to the left, shift to the right! Pop up, push down, byte, byte, byte! -Ramkumar Menon A typical Macroprocessor
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