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Subject: Re: XSL-T should naturally loop? not grabbing all the children node-sets..
From: Wendell Piez <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2008 15:32:30 -0400
Re:  XSL-T should naturally loop? not grabbing all the
At 10:47 AM 4/22/2008, Abel wrote:
Many people find it way easier to learn than XSLT 1.0. This is for one due to the fact that version 1.0 made it very hard to do string processing or to (re)process intermediate result trees.

Hm. I'm not sure this follows. Certainly, if your problem requires string processing, XSLT 1.0 isn't well fitted for the job, and many things will be easier. As for processing intermediate results, I think there's something to be said for doing it the klunky old-fashioned way -- pipelining files -- at the start, or at least till you get a feel for template-based processing. Before that, I'm afraid it might be an invitation to get yourself into trouble.


And while XPath 2.0 is wide, deep and powerful, XPath 1.0 can still be learned in about three hours.

So I'm still not convinced. The reverse could as easily be true, and evidence so far is scant. XSLT 1.0 is lightweight, fast, widely deployed, and covers its application domain very well. In particular, there was nothing in the OP's post that suggested he'd get any particular benefit from 2.0. Is there a reason we should be steering people away from it?

Cheers,
Wendell



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