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I found this amusing...

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Crossposted from the newsgroup rec.music.filk with the author's 
permission; thought you folks would appreciate it:

<?song version="1.0" name="XSLT" author="Robin Johnson"?>

Young man, there's no need to feel blue
I said, young man, here's a language for you
If your data doesn't look like it ought
There's no need to feel so distraught

Young man, if you're going through hell
Trying to transform all of your XML
I said young man, are you listenin' to me?
You can stick that damn ASP...

<xsl:template name="chorus">
It's fun to program in XSLT!
It's fun to program in XSLT!
Every line in your code
Is an XML node
And the program is one big tree

It's fun to program in XSLT!
It's fun to program in XSLT!
It works functionally
And it's side-effect free
And the variables don't vary

It's a language like no other you've seen
It's got constructs that will make you turn green
It's recursive as a thing that recurs
And it ain't got no procedures

Young man - if you don't know .NET
And you haven't read your Java books yet
There is still time to learn XSLT
It's almost as easy as C...

<xsl:call-template name="chorus"/>

Young man, young man, there's no need for distress!
Young man, young man, put down that CSS!

XSLT!... etc.

Robin Johnson
http://www.robinjohnson.f9.co.uk - rj at robinjohnson dot f9 dot co dot uk
"The labours of men of genius, however erroneously directed, scarcely
ever fail in contributing ultimately to the solid advantage of mankind."
	- Mary Shelley

<graphic id="dancers" type="ascii-graphics" added-by="Joe Kesselman">
	  X        ,-     |
	 /0\       \0     |O___  ___O___
	 -|-       /\      |        |
	  |       |-'      |        |
	 / \     / \      / \      / \

Joe Kesselman, IBM Next-Gen Web Tech: XML, XSL, and more.

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