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Subject: Re: <xsl-script>
From: "Matthew MacKenzie" <matt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 12 May 1999 17:49:14 -0700
matt james scripts
It doesn't really matter what we individually choose to use for XML
processing...BUT, this is an XSL list...so naturally people are going to be
biased towards XSL.  Personally, I just use Perl...and will until XSLT
solidifies.  It is just too much trouble re-reading the spec all of the


----- Original Message -----
From: James Robertson <jamesr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, May 12, 1999 5:04 PM
Subject: Re: <xsl-script>

> At 17:24 12/05/1999 , Paul Prescod wrote:
>   | Rick Geimer wrote:
>   | >
>   | > A sample in my favorite language, without a function library :-)
>   |
>   | Cheater. Anyhow, I think you helped to make my point and you might
>   | have intended to. For those that don't recognize Rick's favorite
>   | it is a sophisticated and expensive language designed specifically for
>   | processing. In other words, it is like a proprietary XSL on steroids.
>   | existence demonstrates that ordinary scripting languages are really
not as
>   | easy to use for this stuff as text processing "4GLs".
> Why is this cheating?
> Just because some of us choose to use a well-tested,
> highly-functional system that is here now, and does
> everything XSL aims to do ... :-)
> Seriously, though, I do think that XSL needs to
> prove itself against systems such as Omnimark.
> Particularly since Omnimark LE is free, and can
> probably do 95-100% of everything that has been
> written in XSL so far.
> Yes, the full copy of Omnimark is very expensive.
> But when you factor in all the real costs of
> using other tools, I think it stacks up pretty
> well.
> How many hours have people spent chasing
> the XSL spec now, and finding ways of making
> code work in broken implentations?
> And XSL will never match the full functionality
> of Omnimark.
> Cheers,
> James
> -------------------------
> James Robertson
> Step Two Designs Pty Ltd
> SGML, XML & HTML Consultancy
> http://www.steptwo.com.au/
> jamesr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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