Re: [xsl] In Search of People Who Know About and/or Use the Document Function

Subject: Re: [xsl] In Search of People Who Know About and/or Use the Document Function
From: Steve <subsume@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2007 12:22:53 -0400
I would stop using XSL entirely without the document function. Its
almost the axis of all I do in XSL.

As a side note, its kinda funny the list gets amped up about a few
semi-clueless comments in a forum. I guess it goes back to the
consensus that XSL just doesn't get the press it deserves.


On 9/7/07, Betty Harvey <betty@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thu, 6 Sep 2007, M. David Peterson wrote:
> > Hi All,
> >
> > As per
> >
> >
> >> "You'd be hard pressed to find many people, even in the web development
> >> community, that either is aware of, or uses, document()."
> >
> > Of course I completely disagree with this statement.  I think it would be
> > quite easy for me to locate such individuals.  And it's statements such as
> > this that lead me to believe that there is an honest misunderstanding of just
> > how prevalent the usage of XSLT is within the larger development communities
> > of the world.
> >
> > If any of you have a moment and wouldn't mind sharing with the Opera
> > developers your own feelings on the above my hope is that this will aid in
> > providing a better understanding as to just how misguided such a belief truly
> > is, while at the same time encouraging them to take this matter much more
> > seriously than they seem to believe they need to.
> >
> I also wholeheartedly that the document() function isn't being
> used.  I use the document() function alot.  It is very useful
> in chunking into individual HTML files, creating external glossaries,
> indices, etc.  A recent use is create SCORM packages.
> Almost every XSLT that I write includes the document() function for
> multiple purposes.
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