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Re: A beef with XSLT Sometimes too complicated

Subject: Re: A beef with XSLT Sometimes too complicated
From: Colin Paul Adams <colin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 14 Jul 2006 13:17:58 +0100
Re:  A beef with XSLT Sometimes too complicated
>>>>> "Jack" == MrDemeanour  <mrdemeanour@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

    Jack> Colin Paul Adams wrote:
    >>>>>>> "Michael" == Michael Kay <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
    >>>> In principle, you could use XSLT with a different expression
    >>>> language from XPath - this just happens to be non-conformant.
    Michael> It's not non-conformant if it it's done using the
    Michael> Michael>
    >> extensibility features of the language:
    Michael> <YPath:value-of select="ypath-expression"/>
    >> Good point. I hope there's no demand for it though :-)

    Jack> Really??? I find XSLT itself reasonably lucid; it's XPath
    Jack> that I find obscure and hard-to-remember.

Really. Speaking as an implementor, I don't want to have to implement
another expression language.

But I don't find XPath obscure at all.
Colin Adams
Preston Lancashire

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