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Michael Kay wrote:
> When people do transformations on stylesheets, it's usually at a
> fairly macroscopic level, e.g. looking at the structure of includes/imports,
> or replacing global variables or templates. Encoding the outer levels of the
> syntax tree in XML and the inner levels in micro-syntax seems to give a good
> balance between programmatic access and human readability, but like all
> compromises, it's not necessarily perfect for any single perspective.
The number of active projects on sourceforge/freshmeat for implementing
XPath parsers, especially with the intention of easy embedding in XSLT,
vs. projects which manipulate XSL style sheets otherwise, should give
a reasonably good measurement how good this compromise actually is.