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   Re: [xml-dev] xml xsl web architecture

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  • To: "Peter Hunsberger" <peter.hunsberger@gmail.com>
  • Subject: Re: [xml-dev] xml xsl web architecture
  • From: "Anthony Ettinger" <aettinger@sdsualumni.org>
  • Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2006 09:26:27 -0800
  • Cc: ElektonikaMail@tetro.net, xml-dev@lists.xml.org
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On 2/24/06, Peter Hunsberger <peter.hunsberger@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2/24/06, Michael Kay <mike@saxonica.com> wrote:
> > > I'd personally advise against using XSLT as a templating language (for
> > > several reasons I don't have time to go into at the moment) unless you
> > > have a single person with good XSLT skills maintaining the site.
> >
> > I'd advise against using any technology without the appropriate skills: but
> > if you're saying more than this, then I think you need to expand your
> > statement.
> Generally the rational for using templates to build a Web site is to
> make it easy for some larger group (over space and/or time) than the
> original developers to maintain the site.  XSLT would not be my first
> choice for the development and maintenance of the higher level
> abstractions that can be used to build a Web site. Rather, build a
> vocabulary designed for those needs and keep the XSLT in the core
> where it's not going to be exposed to random Web designers.
> --
> Peter Hunsberger
> --------

From my experience you have this problem regardless of what
vocabulary/technology you're using. Recreating a presentation
vocabulary, or simply using xhtml may still result in "bad design"
phenomenon. My reasoning for using xsl is to have an include/component
type functionality with parameter passing. And simply creating a new
markup to facilitate this seems redundant.

Anthony Ettinger
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