Re: alternatives to XSL (was RE: Microsoft extensions)

Subject: Re: alternatives to XSL (was RE: Microsoft extensions)
From: Paul Prescod <papresco@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 1998 08:26:36 -0600
James Robertson wrote:
> So, yes, Omnimark does allow you to consider an XML document
> as a tree. And the advantage of something like Omnimark (versus
> XSL) is that it's a full programming language. This makes it
> a lot more expressive and powerful.

In something like Python, Jade or Balise, I can say:

Document.ElementWithId( current.Attribute["TARGET"] ).Children[2:5]

(obviously, syntax varies WIDELY)

to get the second through fifth child of the element whose ID attribute is
the same as the value of the current node's "TARGET" attribute. To me,
that's what a high-level SGML processing language is about...

 Paul Prescod  -

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