Re: [xsl] Rescuing XSLT from Niche Status

Subject: Re: [xsl] Rescuing XSLT from Niche Status
From: Uche Ogbuji <uche.ogbuji@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2001 23:40:44 -0700
> > This is just what some people call the "pull" method.
> > In fact XSLT has a mechanism which is specifically there to make it act
> > more like the ASP type of templating language that you mention.
> Agreed, this is just the pull method, but all too often I see this method
> being dissed in favor of the more powerful push.  While this makes sense for
> those who are already experts in XSLT and pushing the envelope, I believe it
> is detrimental to have most people's initial exposure to XSLT be push
> formulated stylesheets.  My main issue is that of advocacy and how to help
> XSLT achieve mass popularity on the order of PHP, ASP and other favored web
> application tools.

I don't see the point of this.  If people prefer using ASP or PHP, why don't 
they do so?

I've heard sone folks on this list looking forward to a time when XSLT can be 
all things to all people.  This thought scares me much more than the idea that 
a gaggle of ASP or JSP script punters might have a look at XSLT and decide 
against it.

Uche Ogbuji                               Principal Consultant
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