RE: [xsl] Abbreviated form of XSLT?

Subject: RE: [xsl] Abbreviated form of XSLT?
From: Deborah Aleyne Lapeyre <dalapeyre@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2002 17:41:08 -0400
Ideally I'd like

	<xsl:template match="p">

to be represented as

	element p
		output "%c"

And we can all see how much easier that is for humans to read. What, for example, is the scope of the "element p" cluster.

I know I am a minority, but I really really
dislike languages that "imply" scope of
narrative by indentation and other tricks
of formatting.

<xsl:xxx>...</xsl:xxx> may be verbose, but
I can see right away where it starts and ends.
Ending when the next thing starts, or after a
semicolon, or when you encounter something of
your same level, is just not as easy to read.

I've been spoiled by years of markup to think
that starting and ending explicitly is not
verbose, but polite.


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