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   Re: XML Scripting Language

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  • From: Richard Lanyon <rgl@decisionsoft.com>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Fri, 5 Nov 1999 15:58:37 +0000 (GMT)

On Fri, 5 Nov 1999, Scott Guthery wrote:

> 1) Is there a canonical scripting language for XML?

If by canonical you mean "supported by a standards body" then the closest
thing to that is the W3C's XSL, which is still a Working Draft but is
derived from stylesheet languages that are recommended. However, while I'd
admit to being biased, I think the world of XML scripting is still
sufficiently in flux that it's sensible to choose a language on merit
rather than standards-body recommendation. Given the choice, I'd much
rather program in XML Script or Perl (with XML parser) than XSL.

> If
> so, does it have a virtual machine and a bytecode set?

I'm not aware of any that do.

Richard Lanyon (Software Engineer) |     "The medium is the message"
XML Script development,            |             - Marshall McLuhan
DecisionSoft Ltd.                  |

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