Re: [xsl] Abbreviated form of XSLT?

Subject: Re: [xsl] Abbreviated form of XSLT?
From: Jeni Tennison <jeni@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002 15:23:41 +0100
Hi David,

>> I'm surprised no one brought up XQuery; mind you, it doesn't have
>> templates, I suppose, so it doesn't quite fit the bill...
> surely you weren't suggesting that anyone would actually like
> xquery's looks like xml but isn't syntax?

No, but I do have a *bit* of a soft spot for XQuery's *non-XML*
element/attribute creation syntax, especially since it looks so
similar to RELAX NG:

  element foo {
    attribute bar { 'baz' }

If XQuery dropped the pseudo-XML and adopted XSLT's processing
paradigm, they could be onto a winner ;)



Jeni Tennison

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