Re: Apply-templates - how to omit top level element ta
> Because I didn't know I had. Again, demonstrating the fragility of XSL Errr. Ok. I've been ignoring that part of the thread because to tell the honest truth I don't see much point in what seems like a endless argument. But this statement is so outlandish I have to make a comment. XSL is fragile because you can break things by messing around? That's pretty much true of any complex system. You messed around with a stylesheet, did some things you didn't understand, and you got results you didn't understand. I'm at a complete loss what system wouldn't be fragile in your hands with this attitude. In any case, best of luck. I've been playing with XSLT mainly because of my interest in systems for publishing of documents. I've had systems when I started out that sound a lot like yours, and they were nightmares to maintain and work with. But I've already said as much. If you truly believe XSLT is so fragile, perhaps you would be better of researching XPath based apis and libraries, XQuery, or any similar system. I'm sure they are out there, and those would allow you to use the pull model without having to worry about templates. I'm hoping the tone of this email isn't too negative. If you decide that you do want to use XSLT and you run into more problems, I hope you will return to the list. Really :). On the other hand though, it sounds like you really don't like it. I can't imagine why you'd want to stick with it then. Jon Gorman
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