Re: [xsl] What's your visual metaphor for XSL Transformations?

Subject: Re: [xsl] What's your visual metaphor for XSL Transformations?
From: Wendell Piez <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2007 19:14:38 -0400
Interesting question, John,

At 10:06 PM 3/18/2007, you wrote:
This may be a weird question, but what do you see in your mind's eye
when you imagine an XSL transformation happening?

I don't think I visualize anything, but when I was learning I certainly visualized the XPath tree. I even had dreams in which I climbed in and among the branches of the source tree, locating what I was looking for.

I have also sometimes thought that some day some genius chemist will implement XSLT as some kind of weird recombinant enzyme process. You would fill a test tube with a solution in which all your templates would be suspended (probably many times each), add a potion containing source document enzymes, and shake.

Parsing, "compiling" and serializing for such a processor would take significantly longer than processing the transform itself.

And of course, it would all be too tiny to see.


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