Subject: Re: [xsl] Re: Need some Advice|
From: "Dave Pawson dave.pawson@xxxxxxxxx" <xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2022 18:19:18 -0000
Ask them to hire a procedural programmer, and resign On Fri, 4 Feb 2022 at 18:14, Mailing Lists Mail daktapaal@xxxxxxxxx < xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Sorry. I was a bit depressed so turning to people of my community for some > support. > > I am having this rather crazy diacussion everyday saying why for-each > should be used as opposed to apply-templates. Why doing multiple references > to a complex xpath 5 times in a code in consequitive lines of code shouldbe > done as opposed to storing the result of xpath ans using it ever timeyou > needed. I am told "choose" with just one "when" is better than xsl:if. I am > told string should be in quotes inside value of select and not within xsl > text. > > Importantly i am not told any good reason for this. Other than that "we do > it this way". > > > > > > On Fri, Feb 4, 2022, 10:00 AM Mailing Lists Mail <daktapaal@xxxxxxxxx> > wrote: > >> Hello All, >> I need some advice from you all. I have been working with XSLT for last >> 15 years and I have now come across a contract opportunity with a financial >> firm in Australia and I am like weeks into it. I was told that the clients >> are bound with XSLT1.0 and XSLT 2.0 does not work. I was wondering why it >> does not work. I asked if they used MS parser etc. and nothing of that sort >> is happening. When I looked into the code i figured why xslt2.0 wont work. >> it wont because of the wrong coding. xml elements are coded as text using >> < and > and the text is not in the xsl:text and xpaths are all >> unbelievable . No one with even 1 year of exp with xslt will even fathom >> such xpaths. there are circular xpaths, no keys .. no variables. using the >> same complicated xpaths over and over again in consecutive lines of code. >> and its all a mess. Super mess and it makes me cry. So messed up that you >> can not format the code because you will break the spacing in the text >> nodes..The reasoning.? The one who did the initial work was a contractor >> who did not know Xslt. >> >> part 2 of the story.. >> I started coding and I have a muscle memory of doing the things in a >> certain way ( hopefully the right way ).. I was pulled in into a meeting >> saying that my code is messed up and that I am doing things the way that is >> against the coding standards practice of company .. every line of the code >> was changed to how they do it/// . keys removed, xsl:text removed, and >> every nightmare i imagine was asked to make and by me. I checked in the >> code now they way they do, knowing very well that it is messy.. >> >> I am pulled everyday and told that my XSLT coding is not correct. I have >> always stood as the XSLT conscience and people have learnt from me. Not >> blowing trumpets of myself, but the current situation is very basic very >> very basic. I did not do these mistakes on my first job with no experience. >> >> What do I do?? >> 1.Resign and let them be as they want to ? >> 2. continue and do the coding the way they want and hopefully I will get >> used to it in a couple of months and I suffer until then >> >> My heart breaks here to see the attitude that someone is holding my hand >> to make me do bad things..... The attitude is clear. "you shall do as we >> say". You can chuck your XSLT coding practices.. >> >> Makes me remember a contractor who came home to cut trees. I asked him to >> do it a certain way and he said he wouldn't do it even if I gave him 2000 >> GBP. >> >> Please advice. >> Dr. Tapaal Dakota >> > XSL-List info and archive <http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list> > EasyUnsubscribe <http://lists.mulberrytech.com/unsub/xsl-list/2607481> (by > email <>) > -- Dave Pawson XSLT XSL-FO FAQ. Docbook FAQ.