Re: [xsl] Wishes for XSL revisions ...

Subject: Re: [xsl] Wishes for XSL revisions ...
From: "Agnes kielen" <a.kielen@xxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2001 10:58:42 +0100
This is an interesting article about mixing XSLT with Java.

Greetings Agnes

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From: "Wendell Piez" <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Thursday, December 27, 2001 10:31 PM
Subject: RE: [xsl] Wishes for XSL revisions ...

> Jonathan and all,
> At 03:15 PM 12/27/01, you wrote:
> >I agree  "Go all the way" for a programming language. XSL even does not
> >have a "break" statement. For a simple thing, using XSL has to write
> >piles of piles of code.
> Whatever happened to the idea of using the right tool for the job? Any
> number of other languages have better and better support for XML built in.
> If XSL turns into an all-purpose combination utility
> knife-wrench-screwdriver-with-magnifying-glass-bottle-opener, it'll be
> impossible to learn as well as implement.
> If you have to write piles and piles of code to do a simple thing in XSLT,
> then maybe you're trying to use the wrong tool. Some things that are hard
> in other languages, are exceedingly simple in XSLT and don't require piles
> and piles of code. It is on these cases that XSLT's success is built --
> on the edge cases which are possible but difficult (and on which this list
> naturally spends a preponderance of time and energy -- partly just trying
> to help, partly out of interest and curiosity in training our beloved and
> faithful dog to dance).
> If we say "Wow, XSLT is powerful, let's get it so it can draw maps", we
> end up killing exactly what made it so good to begin with. You can always
> generate your SVG with the help of Java, Python or C if you need heavy
> number-crunching and layout algorithms.
> What *I* think would be nice would be the capability to call, from within
> your stylesheet, home-grown extension elements and functions (maybe in
> own namespace?) to do things that XSLT doesn't do. But wait! that's in
> 1.0!
> Cheers,
> Wendell
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