RE: XML+XSL Workflow Advice?

Subject: RE: XML+XSL Workflow Advice?
From: "Pawson, David" <DPawson@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2000 09:41:48 +0100
 Dylan Parker

> I am curious as to common practices of who does what etc and 
> in what order.. for
> instance who should define the XML structure? The person 
> writing the XSLT?
> Combined?

Not common practice, but the way we do it here.
1. Define an output example (our case an html document).
2. Highlight the content, and the DB tables / xml it comes from.
3. Replicate the output in XSLT, noting any difficulties.
4. Add wrappers to whatever elements need grouping, probing etc.
5. Name the elements of the xml such that its obvious either
    what they are
or  where they came from (db names)

Suck it and see.
Tweak structure as necessary.

> Is it typically graphics designers / HTML people that work on 
> the XSLT?

I'll take the 5th on that :-)

> I am the
> graphic designer for the project... but I also do coding and 
> planning etc...
> (we're a startup)... what roles do people typically hold 
> before they become XSLT
> pros?

Looking at this list? All four corners of the globe ;-)

HTH DaveP 

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