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   Re: [xml-dev] Documenting XSLT (Was: Note from the Troll)

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At 2002-10-28 15:16 -0500, AndrewWatt2000@aol.com wrote:
>In a message dated 27/10/2002 11:49:32 GMT Standard Time, 
>tblanchard@mac.com writes:
>>XSLT files are maintainable with the same level of ease as densely
>>written perl.  Developers asked to modify them routinely rewrite them
>>because they can't figure out what the last guy was doing.
>The problem might, at least partly, be attributed to the absence of a 
>documentation element in XSLT 1.0.

On the contrary, I use top-level elements from non-XSLT namespaces for 
documentation of top-level XSLT constructs.  I mention this on page 139 of 
the 10th edition of our electronic book, and it happens to be quoted in the 
Amazon excerpt (sample page 18 of 44) of the paper rendition of the 9th 
edition of our book.

I concede there are no documentation constructs to use *inside* a template, 
but already being able to add structured comments for templates is useful.

I hope this helps.

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

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