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Re: [xsl] ANNOUNCE: Petition to withdraw xsl:script from XSLT 1.1

At 20:41 02/03/2001 -0800, Paul Tchistopolskii wrote:
>From: Robin Berjon <robin@knowscape.com>
>> perverse effects. What I love with XSLT is that you can't put business
>> logic there, so I don't have to look over someone else's shoulder to check
>> whether they're putting the right thing in the right place. 
>You should be kidding. All the books and articles on XSLT are 
>talking about placing business logic into XSLT stylesheets.

Well, I recommend buying stocks from aspirin manufacturers. Big hangover on
the horizon.

>XSLT is perl. Regular expressions. No types. Any mess 
>is silently ignored by the engine. Easy to write, hard to 

I don't think such judgements are appropriate, for both languages. One is
imho too young still for such generalisations, the other carries a
reputation it got from lousy cgi script being circulated on the net. I'm
sure the Java folk are glad their language isn't judged from crapplets
("hmmm, so that little thing that did waves in my browser for a second
before it crashed my OS is what you believe is the right choice for
entreprise solutions ?"). Please don't flame-bait.

-- robin b.
Don't panic.