Subject: Re: [xsl] XSLT Hello World - outreach|
From: Ihe Onwuka <ihe.onwuka@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2014 01:43:24 +0000
On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 6:24 PM, Graydon <graydon@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > Permit me to note that while XQuery is absolutely wonderful for query > tasks, it is truly horrible for transformation tasks. (This hasn't > stopped everybody, admittedly, but the syntax is not a model for > effective transformation.) > The killer app is native XML databases. They (well two that I know of) allow you to use deploy both languages in the solutionsphere and render the distinction moot. Use whichever one best suits the task. NXD's allow you to deliver a complete solution and if you can sell a complete solution you can bypass the objectionists. The most potent line of attack against such infiltration will be on grounds of performance and that may also be a concern even if the head honcho is on your side so that rather than syntax prettification is where the community will get most bang for it's R&D buck. Performance and an ability to co-exist and integrate peacefully with a SQL repository - that takes care of the engineering side of the equation.