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Re: [xml-dev] RE: Declarative programming requires a different mindset

On 2010 Apr 12, at 21:16, Stephen Green wrote:

> E.g. XSLT declarative stylesheets
> can do so much because the XSLT processor and the
> expressiveness of the XSLT language are so powerful that the
> stylesheet is practically 'king'.


I still very strongly suspect that XSLT was a James Clark joke.  After being told that DSSSL would never take off because it had the wrong shape of brackets, is it not the case that he came back with a spoof mini-subset of it which had the right brackets, but which was received with such rapturous acclaim that he never had the heart to confess it was intended as a gag.


All the best,


Norman Gray  :  http://nxg.me.uk

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