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   Re: [xml-dev] Hello XQuery ... Goodbye XSLT?

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Both XQuery and XSLT are non-procedural. To the extent that this is a 
well-defined term, which it isn't.


Rick Marshall wrote:
> the trick with xslt is that it's a specification of what to do, not an 
> instruction to do something. ie it is truly non-procedural.
> the paradigm shift is from programming (giving a clear step by step set 
> of instructions) to specifying (if you have an x then do y). this is 
> subtle but critical.


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