RE: [xsl] Modern web site design with XML and XSLT

Subject: RE: [xsl] Modern web site design with XML and XSLT
From: Rob Belics <rob_belics@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 02 Jan 2010 09:40:15 -0600
On Sat, 2010-01-02 at 14:56 +0000, Michael Kay wrote:
> Well, a lot depends on your detailed requirements and on where you are
> starting from (in both technology and skills)
I'm doing a lot of reading today. Do you mean my ability to manipulate
the XML using other programming tools or languages, specifically C and
Javascript on the client side? 

> , but my preferred target
> architecture would probably be: use XSLT server-side to generate HTML, CSS
> to render the HTML, and XForms to handle the user interaction. Using XSLT
> client-side is viable, but I don't see many benefits over using it
> server-side.
My use client side would be for minimizing data transfer. Not that it
would be anything heavy duty. My test case was a simple restaurant menu
that showed sandwiches on one page and salads on another. The displays
are the same with only the names of the items, prices, descriptions
being different. I could do the same using XHR and javascript to write
to the DOM but client side XSLT does that part as well so I question if
I am missing something.
> Regards,
> Michael Kay
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Rob Belics [mailto:rob_belics@xxxxxxxxxxx] 
> > Sent: 02 January 2010 14:31
> > To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [xsl] Modern web site design with XML and XSLT
> > 
> > You can't find a book with that title. Some naive questions. 
> > I'd like to take an ecommerce online application I've written 
> > and convert all its drop-down, CSS, blinking lights, Ajaxy 
> > goodness to all XML/XSLT all the time but, as I have just 
> > started tinkering with this, I run into articles about how 
> > browsers of today don't support XSLT or it won't work with 
> > HTML5 and all those other things that make one question 
> > whether the effort is worth it. I think XML is ideal and I 
> > don't know why I couldn't convert everything over.
> > 
> > I need either encouragement or discouragement that my 
> > (unknown to you) web site that uses bleeding edge modern web 
> > development techniques (CSS3, HTML5, Ajax/Javascript/DOM, 
> > etc., works in all browsers) can be completely recreated 
> > without worry of gotchas halfway through the process. That 
> > something won't ever be supported so I'm stuck and all that.

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