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Re: [xml-dev] Why is there an "S" in XSLT?

I might write any arbitrary functionality in a XSLT stylesheet. For
e.g., I might add two numbers in a XSLT stylesheet. "Stylesheet" is a
generic term given to the grammar:

  etc ..

My personal opinion is, that the term "Stylesheet" is fine and caters
to all sorts of things we can write in this grammar.

On 5/19/08, Costello, Roger L. <costello@mitre.org> wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> The "S" in XSLT stands for "stylesheet."  But in modern web design
> practices styling a document (i.e., adding text color, font-size,
> borders, and so forth) is accomplished using Cascading Stylesheets
> (CSS).
> The niche that XSLT occupies is the "T" part - transforming XML
> documents (i.e. tearing an XML document apart, rearranging its parts,
> merging parts, and some processing of the data).
> Shouldn't it really be called XLT (XML Language for Transformations)?
> /Roger

Mukul Gandhi

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