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  • From: Eric van der Vlist <vdv@dyomedea.com>
  • To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
  • Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 16:39:42 +0200

I agree 200% with Ken's post below and I'd just like to add a comment.

While I foresee a wide opportunity and generalization for the usage of
XSLT transformations, I don't think that the development of such
transformations will take a significant part in the costs of development
and maintenance.

Developing a flexible XSLT transformation is an (almost) one time job
which is not very time consuming as long as you are used to XSLT.

Compared to the costs related to the design and content creation of a
site (or of an IT system), I strongly believe that it's not significant.

It's probably one of the reasons why the market of XSLT graphical tools
is much less attractive for the software editors than the market of
design or authoring tools...

My 0,02 Euros.


"G. Ken Holman" wrote:
> 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
> availability).
> >rather than this
> >command line junk we have at the moment.
> There will always be an important role for command-line invocation for XSLT
> processors.
> ................ Ken
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Eric van der Vlist       Dyomedea                    http://dyomedea.com
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