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   Re: [xml-dev] How to spell "No PSVI" in XSLT 2.0 ?

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"Michael Kay" <michael.h.kay@ntlworld.com> wrote:

| I think that the XML-based syntax of XSLT gives significant benefits for
| the parts of the language that are concerned with generating output
| trees. 

I disagree.  It would have taken genius to devise something even more
cumbersome than xsl:element and xsl:attribute.

(Once the decision had been taken to force tag syntax regardless - at the
time everyone was gungho on XML-izing everything in sight - I can see how
the other parts were shoehorned in.  Having painted oneself into a corner,
there are only certain loads of dynamite that get just an exit and not a
collapsed wall too.)

| If you are doing everything using xsl:element and xsl:attribute, rather
| than using literal result elements and attribute value templates, then I
| can see why you find using an XML-based syntax a pain: you're getting
| all of the costs and none of the benefits.

Truth be told, I don't use XSLT much.  It doesn't meet the 80/20 split for
what I need.


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