RE: Interactive XML

Subject: RE: Interactive XML
From: Kent Fitch <fit106@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 1998 17:39:51 +1000 (EST)
I agree with "dismally inadequate" - the escape to a "scripting language"
is provided as a way to perform unanticipated processing to meet
specialist needs (hopefully the common stuff will be provided in core
XSL).  As such, the "scripting language" needs to be general purpose and
powerful, including features programmers are now starting to take for
granted such as exception handling, strong typing and inheritance.

Although some will argue that using a language such as Java will
discourage casual script writers which may be happier with EcmaScript, I
suggest that it is important that a widely understood and implemented
language such as Java be at least a scripting option: JVM's will soon be
everywhere - why not use them?

Kent Fitch                           Ph: +61 2 6276 6711
ITS  CSIRO  Canberra  Australia      kent.fitch@xxxxxxxxxxxx

On Mon, 29 Jun 1998, Pawson, David wrote:

> ... 
> It is dismally inadequate for our needs here, has no one else
> picked up on this? Any sort of forms processing will surely need
> more than ecmascript?
> Curious, DaveP

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