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RE: Need 3 good reasons why XSLT is better than JSP+Ve

Subject: RE: Need 3 good reasons why XSLT is better than JSP+Velocity
From: "Hunsberger, Peter" <Peter.Hunsberger@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2002 16:31:38 -0600
RE:  Need 3 good reasons why XSLT is better than JSP+Ve
> They know Java, they argue, so why bother with XSLT? 

One good reason: Java doesn't do the job easily.

Since they should be separation presentation from business logic (least of
all database logic) they should already understand that Java is not a
presentation language (not that HTML is much better, but that's another
problem).  There is a mismatch between the job to be done and the tool
(Java).   Having Java tools create XML for presentation manipulation via
XSLt is a good architectural separation of function that allows each tool to
do what it is good at.

I would also agree that you should consider eliminating JSP's altogether.
With a good XML/XSLt framework the days of having to mix presentation
semantics and syntax should be rapidly disappearing.

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