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Re: [xml-dev] Application development using XSLT (Was: Feasibility of "do all application coding in the XML languages"?)

On Dec 6, 2008, at 2:21 PM, G. Ken Holman wrote:

> At 2008-12-01 10:38 -0500, Costello, Roger L. wrote:
>> I am exploring the idea of "do all application coding in the XML  
>> languages."
>> 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."
> As I said before, I disagree strongly with that response when I  
> consider the tremendous power in XSLT 2.0.  But not mentioned in  
> this thread, and related to my position, is the use of XSLT as an  
> application development environment in and of itself.
> I'm developing a number of end-user applications as adjuncts to my  
> training material where the user interface is provided by OpenOffice  
> 3 and the entire logic of the "application" is in the XSLT import  
> and export filters.

But where do you think the platform that allows you to write these  
apps comes from?

What do you think saxon is written in? It deals with with XML input  
and usually XML output.

This discussion is off the track.

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