Re: [xsl] how to understand a complex stylesheet

Subject: Re: [xsl] how to understand a complex stylesheet
From: Robert Koberg <rob@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2004 10:25:12 -0800
Michael Norman wrote:

PXSL and related languages are indeed interesting approaches to "clean" up the source code of XSLT stylesheets. But the problem remains: you take one look at it, and you still don't understand that much. You still have to roam through the source code to get answers to: which template calls which template;

Which template gets matched/called will depend on the XML source, rather than the XSL.


are templates located in other files; etc. This are questions which aren't answered immediately. Although I am aware that probably no visualization or any other method can make a complex stylesheets understandable at once, just making the code more readable won't solve the problem. BUT it is one step to it, that is true indeed!

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