OASIS Mailing List ArchivesView the OASIS mailing list archive below
or browse/search using MarkMail.


Help: OASIS Mailing Lists Help | MarkMail Help

[Date Prev] | [Thread Prev] | [Thread Next] | [Date Next] -- [Date Index] | [Thread Index]
Re: [xml-dev] XML support in browsers?

>> There is no doubt that people typically either love XSLT or hate it:
>> that's
>> easily confirmed by seeing what people are tweeting. The latter category
>> tend to be those who hoped they could pick it up learning by example in a
>> spare couple of hours, and were disappointed to discover that the concepts
>> are too deep for that to be possible,

> The funny (and frankly sad) thing to me is that the XSLT community often
> still expresses, as above, that the problem is that their technology just
> isn't appreciated enough by shallow resentful folks who just want to cut and
> paste.

Not really... the sad thing is when someone dismisses XSLT, or worse
encourages others to dismiss it, long before they've had the "ah-haa"
moment where the recursive-descent processing model clicks, or that
the transform is tree to tree rather than string construction.

I haven't met or read an article by someone yet that really knows XSLT
well and doesn't like it.

Prediction: XSLT will replace XQuery in XRX, or at least occupy the
view layer (xform creation layer) with XQuery purely at the service
layer.  URLs will map directly to stylesheets, which will run using a
standard named template as the entry point.  I don't think that's too
far away...

Andrew Welch
Kernow: http://kernowforsaxon.sf.net/

[Date Prev] | [Thread Prev] | [Thread Next] | [Date Next] -- [Date Index] | [Thread Index]

News | XML in Industry | Calendar | XML Registry
Marketplace | Resources | MyXML.org | Sponsors | Privacy Statement

Copyright 1993-2007 XML.org. This site is hosted by OASIS