RE: [xsl] XSLT vs Perl

Subject: RE: [xsl] XSLT vs Perl
From: Rowland Shaw <Rowland.Shaw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2004 06:33:43 -0800
To twist that another way; There's nothing that XSLT could do, that Perl
cannot; However, there are many things Perl *can* do, that XSLT cannot. For
example, you could not write an XSLT transformation that acts as a mail

Perl is not a functional language (per definition at ), where as
XSLT fits that description (Perl would be classed as a procedural language,

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[mailto:owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of David Tolpin
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Subject: RE: [xsl] XSLT vs Perl

> In reality, XSLT is a handy tool to help transform XML from one form to
> another; So, for example, it's trivial to write an XSLT transform that
> convert RSS/RDF feeds into a list of recent articles on a website; and
> no extra low level programming (C++/Perl/etc) you can use the same libs to
> do something completely different, like building a content management
> (that stores XML only) to spew out differing mark-up for HTML clients to
> clients.

XSLT 2.0 is as much low level programming as Perl is for the same job.


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