Re: [xsl] Javascript in Xsl using-Xalan-Problem

Subject: Re: [xsl] Javascript in Xsl using-Xalan-Problem
From: "M. David Peterson" <m.david@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 5 Jun 2004 12:37:50 -0600
Hi Barry,

Wasn't the original question posted by Deepak? Are you and Deepak one in the 
same or am I missing something here?

Anyway, I've done a lot of work in string manipulation in XSL and would be 
happy to share with you both code base and expertise if you find yourself in 
such need.

Best regards,


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Barry Lay" <blay@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, June 05, 2004 12:25 PM
Subject: Re: [xsl] Javascript in Xsl using-Xalan-Problem

> I can explain why I did it, although I take Michael Kay's point that
> there is probably a better forum for the question.  I originally created
> JavaScript extension functions to do manipulation of strings within a
> document.  In my case I was taking the XML version of an ERwin logical
> database model and creating Java code to wrap the database objects
> described therein.  The XML ERwin generates is fairly convoluted and so
> XSL seemed like the appropriate tool for processing it.  XSL does not
> appear to have good string handling though.  I discoved that MSXML
> supports JScript and this seemed like a good compromise.  When I
> converted my project over from Visual Basic to Java I ran into the
> problem that my stylesheets with their embedded JavaScript extension
> functions would no longer work.  I am now in the process of converting
> all of that string processing code to pure XSL, although I am concerned
> that the result will be more complex and thus harder to extend and debug.
> Another reason for mixing XSL and a scripting language is that you can
> potentially have non-XSL experts manage changes in a large project, much
> as you can split web design up into graphical design and data processing
> by using Struts (for example) and get the appropriate expertise applied
> in those quite different domains.
> I will be quite happy to move my question over to the appropriate forum
> if someone could provide a path to it.
> Thanks,
> Barry
> Wendell Piez wrote:
> > Deepak,
> >
> > Maybe you aren't getting an answer because it isn't clear how your
> > post relates to XSLT.
> >
> > ...
> > Cheers,
> > Wendell
> >
> >
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