Re: [xsl] XML structure to HTML unordered list

Subject: Re: [xsl] XML structure to HTML unordered list
From: Abel Braaksma <>
Date: Sun, 09 Sep 2007 22:13:45 +0200
Colin Paul Adams wrote:
"Abel" == Abel Braaksma <> writes:

Abel> Maybe SpiderMonkey would be a way to do it, then? That is written in Abel> C, has a very good track record (the JS engine in Gecko Abel> based browsers), can be embedded (or used standalone) and Abel> even has support for E4X (which fits neatly with the target: Abel> XML/XSLT). And indeed, then people don't have to bind Abel> themselves to their own host language but everyone can use Abel> the same language for extensions, which is a much better Abel> design choice than the awkward suggestions I was making Abel> earlier.

That's sounds like a possibility.
Would it suit a PHP programmer?

surely it will, esp. because most PHP programmers write for the internet and this usually requires ecmascript/javascript skills: it is familiar already. Same is true for Ruby and to a lesser extent, Perl and Python programmers. In general, I think it is rather wise to focus on a languages that is already widely used and adopted as extension language in many projects (and it probably helps that both Xalan and MSXML/XSLT allow for Javascript extensions to be written, which makes porting them to XSLT 2.0 easier (which in turn gives quite an advantage to Gestalt in general for people porting there legacy XSLT 1.0 to 2.0).

-- Abel

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