Re: [xsl] XSL : how to turn <name> into <data elem="name">

Subject: Re: [xsl] XSL : how to turn <name> into <data elem="name">
From: "Michael Beddow" <mbnospam@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 8 Feb 2001 17:34:17 -0000
On Thursday, February 08, 2001 12:26 PM
D Pawson wrote:

> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Michael Kay
> > But I am slowly coming to the conclusion that XSLT has a
> > attraction to those who enjoy typing for its own sake.
> Wasnt' that one of the design goals of xml, from Tim Bray,
> It must be readable, even if its verbose ;-)

Don't knock the man, even with a smiley. Scan the past year's postings
here to see the good sense behind "terseness ... is of minimal

All benchmarks use my own BIPU (biological information processing

Note only really useful and important postings were analysed:

Postings by Jeni T:
mean reading time 5 mins
mean comprehension time 5 mins (synchronous)
Postings by Mike K or Dave C
mean reading time 0.3 seconds
mean comprehension time (asynchronous) 5 hours.

Of course other BIPUs, especially those of a considerably later
manufacturing date than mine (1947) may show a less startling
difference in overall processing time.

Michael Beddow

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