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- From: "Matthew Sergeant (EML)" <Matthew.Sergeant@eml.ericsson.se>
- To: "'Paul Prescod'" <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Fri, 5 Feb 1999 15:10:19 +0100
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Prescod [SMTP:email@example.com]
> "Matthew Sergeant (EML)" wrote:
> > I might have misunderstood, but what's the point of XSL in that
> > then? Why not just use perl to do s/<(\/?)catalog>/<$1table>/ ?
> > (obviously you can be more complete than this, I just wanted a
> > simple example).
> That's an odd question. I don't see that there are some problems that are
> "too simple" for XSL. The simpler the problem, the more sense it makes to
> use XSL.
I guess what I should have said was "Why not use CSS then". If we're
talking about an XSL that doesn't do transformations then it's CSS you
should use. The perl example I guess was a bad idea, but I just meant what
we seemed to be talking about was tag matching/replacing with
programmability. CSS2 covers that.
> I'm told that these are reasons also to use Perl if you can stand it.
You missed a smiley there I assume.
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