RE: Waht is the common minimum current script that run on mo

Subject: RE: Waht is the common minimum current script that run on mo
From: Guy_Murphy@xxxxxxxxxx
Date: Tue, 2 Feb 1999 10:18:41 +0000

I think we quickly get into the realm of style and working practice from
here. It's possible to template either at the page level or at a finer
level for individual logical units. I think it's a matter of taste as to
which is employed. Personaly I prefer the later as I find it gives greater
reuse of aspects of a stylesheet, rules for logical units gives a greater
degree of modularity.

For the new commer however, or somebody not use to thinking of different
levels of documents production, the individual rule approach can be very
intimidating indeed, making it hard for them to picture the end result in
their minds eye. In such cases a page template approach as often used with
ASP can make XSL alot more accesible, it is here that you'll see an
increased occurence of xsl:for-each.

I also find myself resorting production of page aspets radically out of
order from the original XML. So where I might produce a styled view of an
XML document that largely processes the elements in sequence, if I produce
a collection of dHTML widgets for data manipulation and say navigation,
that are produced from the XML but "plicking" data out of the document, I
take an approach more similar to that which MS would seem to favour.

Anyhow, I'm babbling now, so I'll stop :)


xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx on 02/01/99 08:42:54 PM

To:   xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
cc:    (bcc: Guy Murphy/UK/MAID)
Subject:  RE: Waht is the common minimum current script that run on mo

Yes it is an example from Microsoft. I was surprised to see the similarity
of structure with ASP. But if I am right, the current trend is that we
structure XSL like that, I am right?
What I don't know is if this construct is a valid construct or if it is now
totally obsolete according to last specs. If it is valid, it put emphasis
a placeholder mechanism (like ASP) if it is not, then XSL is strictly rule
based like is dsssl. However, I should say that the major difference with
dsssl is the template mechanism which dsssl do not have.
Didier PH Martin

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