Subject: RE: XSLT vs JSP
From: "Didier PH Martin" <martind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 27 Jun 1999 20:09:36 -0400
HI Sebastian,

The point was that DSSSL is too hard too learn for editors. I replied that
DSSSL and XSL both share the same level of difficulties. I'll be more
precise. CSS is easier to learn but also less powerful.  Both DSSSL and XSL
resolve problems you cannot resolve with CSS but also requires more
knowledge. Both DSSSL and XSL are more sophisticated languages than CSS
(this does not include STTS which does transformation).
Like all languages, it requires apprenticeship.

Didier PH Martin
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[mailto:owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Sebastian Rahtz
Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 1999 8:21 AM
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Subject: RE: XSLT vs JSP

Didier PH Martin writes:
 > probably rely on a much simple language like CSS. XSL and DSSSL have, at
 > first sight, for most people about the same level of difficulties. Also,
 > because CSS is based on a kind of property set approach, it can be easily
 > encapsulated with a UI and therefore be more accessible to people without
 > any programming knowledge.
is true, the CSS style editor in XMetal is really rather useable. if
CSS is what you want.

take a fragment like <url doc="http://x.y.z"/>[1] and tell me how to
show the damned URL with CSS....

never mind taking  <x idref="XX"/> and replacing it with the contents
of <code id="XX">Goodbye Cruel World</code>!


[1] so that doc can be declared as an ENTITY notation, forcing me to
store my URLs nicely somewhere

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