Re: [xsl] Need some Advice

Subject: Re: [xsl] Need some Advice
From: "Mailing Lists Mail daktapaal@xxxxxxxxx" <xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 5 Feb 2022 03:36:53 -0000
Thanks for all your suggestions. I will try and assess the situation for
another week before giving up.

Dr.Tapaal Vasily Dakota

On Fri, Feb 4, 2022, 6:09 PM Mailing Lists Mail daktapaal@xxxxxxxxx <
xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi Tommie.
> I understand that there could be differences in style of code.  Using
> foreach vs apply templates.. or some other way of  coding. But this is more
> of bad practice. Imagine someone writing code in one line without
> formatting/indentation. Imagine 25 lines of  code that has the same complex
> xpath repeated 25 times .
> On Fri, Feb 4, 2022, 1:39 PM B Tommie Usdin btusdin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <
> xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Something you might want to think about: are their practices "bad" or
>> just "different"?
>> In my opinion, doing things the way an employer wants them is appropriate
>> if they are odd, contrary to my habits or even my preferences, but an
>> arguably reasonable approach. On the other hand, if there really is no way
>> to think of their requirements as good practice in any way, I would find
>> another position as quickly as possible.
>> -- Tommie
>> > On Feb 4, 2022, at 1:01 PM, Mailing Lists Mail daktapaal@xxxxxxxxx <
>> xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 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
>> &lt; and &gt; 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
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