Subject: Re: [xsl] XSLT Hello World|
From: David Rudel <fwqhgads@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:54:15 +0100
On Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 10:09 AM, Ihe Onwuka <ihe.onwuka@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > but Graydon ...the problem here is "hello world".... > > Here's Alan Kay http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Alan_Kay > > Somewhere on that page is the quotation > > "Simple things should be simple complex things should be possible" But XSLT's Hello World is simple (albeit verbose): <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <xsl:stylesheet xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform" version="1.0"> <xsl:template match="/"> Hello World </xsl:template> </xsl:stylesheet> We are not talking about a simple problem that is hard. Ihr, I believe the discussion of the specific topic of "text()" has dominated a conversation that---on its face---purports to be of a general sort. Could you please give some examples unrelated to "text()" that illustrate design problems of the type you are describing? -- "A false conclusion, once arrived at and widely accepted is not dislodged easily, and the less it is understood, the more tenaciously it is held." - Cantor's Law of Preservation of Ignorance.