Subject: Re: [xsl] What's your visual metaphor for XSL Transformations?|
From: Kamal Bhatt <kbhatt@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2007 15:16:09 +1100
I disagree with the infinity and Ouroboros analogies as these imply eitherI agree it is n't the best metaphor (not unless you want an analogy of infinite recursion). It is probably more of a simile. I guess it was n't really intended as an answer to the original post, but more of a "this is what I think of when I think of recursion". In the past I would often draw circles in the air when I was trying to deal with a recursive problem, which reminds me of Ouroboros.
that XML is infinitely deep (although in theory it can be, it never is
because this is the real world, so it is always finite) or that there is
some self reference or recursion in the XML, this is not true as XML is
-- Kamal Bhatt