Re: [xsl] XSL and HTML

Subject: Re: [xsl] XSL and HTML
From: "Thomas B. Passin" <tpassin@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2002 12:14:19 -0500
[Wendell Piez]

> Alia,
> To what Mike says, I'd add the question, why do you find
> > > The fact
> > > is I needed to do an XSL file for each page even if the
> > > display is the
> > > same but because the contents is changing.
> This makes me wonder what your approach to XSL coding is. If your XML
> source conforms to a single tag set, and your display is the same, why do
> you find that you have to write a stylesheet for each page? Another way of
> asking this: what is changing in your contents that requires rewriting
> XSL?

I don't know, maybe Alia just means he has to execute a new transformation
(with the same stylesheet) each time he retrieves data from the database.
Let's face it, for a one-time thing it can be easier to whip up some ASP (or
better, Cold Fusion, which is really easy) than to get your output in XML
and then transform it.

If you need to rearrange your data, though, or change the display from time
to time, then xslt starts being your friend, whereas ASP is not.


Tom P

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