RE: [xsl] XSLT vs Perl

Subject: RE: [xsl] XSLT vs Perl
From: Rowland Shaw <Rowland.Shaw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2004 05:07:47 -0800
In short, they are two technologies that should be compared -- one is a
procedural programming language and one is a description of a

Same as asking the benefits of XSLT over, say, C++. In fact, for that
matter, Perl has a very good XSLT engine based around libxml (IIRC).

In reality, XSLT is a handy tool to help transform XML from one form to
another; So, for example, it's trivial to write an XSLT transform that
convert RSS/RDF feeds into a list of recent articles on a website; and with
no extra low level programming (C++/Perl/etc) you can use the same libs to
do something completely different, like building a content management system
(that stores XML only) to spew out differing mark-up for HTML clients to WAP

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[mailto:owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of David Tolpin
Sent: 03 February 2004 11:57
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Subject: [xsl] XSLT vs Perl


I have just finished reading the working draft for XSLT 2.0. Forgive me
the crudeness: what are advantages of XSLT 2.0 over Perl

David Tolpin

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