Re: Two recommendations: (1) Call it XSLT "program" (n
On 22 May 2010 13:12, Costello, Roger L. <costello@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Hi Folks, > > Note: In the following I am just talking about XSLT. I am not talking about XSL-FO. > > XSLT is a programming language. It is used to create programs. Personally, I never use XSLT to perform styling. When was the last time you used XSLT to set a font color or background color? I use CSS to do styling. Thus, I come to my first recommendation. > > RECOMMENDATION #1 > > When you write or talk about an XSLT document, call it a program. Don't call it a stylesheet. For example, say this: "I wrote an XSLT program to screen-scrape Yahoo Finance." Don't say this: "I wrote an XSLT stylesheet to screen-scrape Yahoo Finance." > I agree with the don't-call-it-a-stylesheet part, and mentioned this a while back (seems like yesterday, but its 5 years ago!): http://xsl.markmail.org/search/?q=stylesheet+misnomer+from%3A%22Andrew+Welch% 22#query:stylesheet%20misnomer%20from%3A%22Andrew%20Welch%22+page:1+mid:alaii 2zor3xzu5jh+state:results ...did you know you can use xsl:transform instead of xsl:stylesheet? Its way too late now, all you can really do is try and avoid the "stylehsheet" word yourself (but its harder than you think :) -- Andrew Welch http://andrewjwelch.com Kernow: http://kernowforsaxon.sf.net/
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