Subject: Re: [xsl] Why are there no XSLT processors implemented in XSLT?|
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 01 May 2012 13:51:19 +0100
...-----Original Message----- From: David Carlisle [mailto:davidc@xxxxxxxxx]On 01/05/2012 12:49, Costello, Roger L. wrote:...
...Why would anyone even try to do this, even if it were possible, it would be vast amounts of work and would just produce an xslt engine that is slower than the one you started with.
...Because it is not a good language for writing a compiler or parser. It is a good language for processing XML.
David -- Your views seem to be in some tension.
Given that XSLT processors must be able to process (1) XSLT, which is XML, and (2) input files, also in XML, it seems that A implies that B is wrong--that is, it implies that XSLT is not in fact always a good language for processing XML.
well not really saying it is a good language for processing XMl doesn't imply that it is always a good language for every kind of operation that one might like to do. gzipping an xml file might be seen as an xml operation but xslt's no good at that either (not unrelated actually as in both cases handling binary data is something of a requirement)
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