Re[2]: [xsl] Abbreviated form of XSLT?

Subject: Re[2]: [xsl] Abbreviated form of XSLT?
From: "Michael R. Hahn" <sgml.xml@xxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2002 18:03:35 -0400
Hi, Debbie:

>>       element p
>>               output "%c"

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

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

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

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

Besides, it looks like Omnimark.

Nice rejoinder.

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