RE: [xsl] Newbie XSL Advice

Subject: RE: [xsl] Newbie XSL Advice
From: "Michael Kay" <mhkay@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2001 12:17:29 +0100
My advice would be:
(a) don't try to use the old WD-xsl dialect. It's limited in functionality,
badly documented, badly supported, proprietary, and obsolete.
(b) if you can't upgrade the browsers used by your target audience, then use
server-side transformation. My preference would be for Java servlets, but if
you're more comfortable with ASP pages, that's fine.

Mike Kay
Software AG

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> Subject: [xsl] Newbie XSL Advice
> Hi!
> I would like some advice on how to go about expanding my knowledge in
> XML/XSL. I am playing around with a intranet site and
> hopefully can put it
> into production some time. Very basic and it uses client-side XML. Our
> standard platform is MS IE 5.5 without plug-ins, so I am
> quite limited. I
> did install the new MSXML4 parser, but it only runs in
> side-by-side mode.
> Upgrading 10 000 computers to the new parser is pretty much an
> impossibility, so my client-side XML will always have a
> limited audience.
> My eventual goal is to have something that can be displayed
> as easily on a
> Palm or cell phone as on a personal computer.
> I just found out that one of my development servers supports
> ASP, so I can
> try to create server-side XML code. I do not know what
> version of parsers
> the servers use; I'm still trying to figure out how to test
> if I can have
> server-side XML on them. (All I did was a simple ASP file to
> get the time,
> and a ASP file to output an XML structure to my browser.)
> My question is should I jump into ASP and use that for
> server-side XML,
> should I download XALAN and use that, or should I try to get
> the MSXML4 to
> work and use some of the cool XSL features such as variables and the
> not-so-cool XSL features like "<xsl:output method="?
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