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   Re: xsl query or transformation language

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  • From: "Don Park" <donpark@quake.net>
  • To: <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Wed, 2 Sep 1998 05:13:06 -0700

>I think it's possible and desirable to think of match patterns as
>queries, because select patterns are definitely queries and it's highly
>desirable to have a unified semantic model for both uses of patterns.

Thinking of match patterns as queries would certainly appeal to database and
IR folks but I like to like of match patterns as 'criteria'.

As far as XSL processing model goes, I think of it as a sort of an inference
engine.  What I would have liked to see in XSL is the nested template
feature which is wonderfully interesting and confusing at the same time
because it is like a clever expression looking for a deep meaning.


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