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Re: [xml-dev] Feasibility of "do all application coding in the XMLlanguages"?

Costello, Roger L. wrote:
> I am exploring the idea of "do all application coding in the XML languages."

Basic question: why?

> Here is a response from a colleague:
> "... in general XSLT is cool but limited. If your transform requires any "higher math" or advanced functionality or external code libraries (such as geometry coordinate system libraries), you almost always have to go back to a higher level language (such as Java) at some point."
> Does my colleague make a TRUE or FALSE statement?

TRUE and FALSE.  You _could_ do it all, but....

But again, why would anyone sane want to do all of their application 
coding in specifically XML-oriented languages?  I know there were folks 
who had similar visions around SQL and database-oriented languages at 
various points in time, and I think they got hung up on the same basic 


Simon St.Laurent
XML retiree
XML refugee when proposals like this come up

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