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  • From: "G. Ken Holman" <gkholman@CraneSoftwrights.com>
  • To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
  • Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 10:22:54 -0400

At 00/08/25 06:39 -0700, Sean Palmer wrote:
>highlight the inadequacy of todays XSLT processors.
>None of them work properly!

I would say they all work properly, they just may not have the authoring 
interface *you* desire.  I believe you are talking about authoring the XSLT 
stylesheet, not about the XSLT processing per-se.  Authoring the XSLT 
stylesheet is outside the scope of the Recommendation.  Today's XSLT 
processors are working just fine and are meeting many production needs.

>What we need is a program
>with a windows style interface

Such interfaces are on their way ... see Whitehill Technologies' 
http://www.whitehill.com/products/prod4.html for one such product on the 
horizon (I haven't used this myself, yet, I'm just aware of its imminent 

>rather than this
>command line junk we have at the moment.

There will always be an important role for command-line invocation for XSLT 

................ Ken

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