Subject: Re: [xsl] XSLT Hello World - outreach|
From: Ihe Onwuka <ihe.onwuka@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2014 17:41:21 +0000
On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 4:31 PM, Richard Fozzard - NOAA Affiliate <richard.fozzard@xxxxxxxx> wrote: > Remarkably, I *have* gotten people to believe XSLT is easy -- and those have almost always been people who are not traditional programmers! > > Of course, these folks aren't doing complex transformations. But they are people, who for one reason or another, have been given XML to deal with, and just want to produce a nice HTML page or convert to a different XML format. I've shown these folks just three elements, wrapped in a single <xsl:template match="/">: > > 1. xsl:value-of > 2. xsl:choose > 3. xsl:for-each > I'm surprised you say non-traditional programmers. These are the same three statements that proliferate the code of traditional (but non XSLT) programmers. You could almost describe them as XSLT's procedural subset.