RE: [xsl] Critique/comments sought: XML/XSLT website documentation project
Subject: RE: [xsl] Critique/comments sought: XML/XSLT website documentation project|
From: Wendell Piez <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2003 13:54:55 -0400
At 12:40 PM 9/18/2003, you wrote:
I was merely pointing out that I hadn't found any other examples of this
(website maps created programatically from XML), which I found a bit
strange as I'd imagine there's plenty of people out there building
websites who have the XML/SVG knowledge to do this.
And you have managed to find an interesting niche thereby. It is a bit
puzzling, since it does seem a rather obvious application -- but as you
found, the XSLT requires a bit of creativity: it isn't trivial. :->
BTW, if you're interested in tree-drawing algorithms, just ask.
Also, I think it helps that you approached the task by first building that
metadata layer, whereas most of the web site drivers so far (whether public
or private) have gasped their way across the finish line -- sometimes in
fine form, too! -- without building the higher layer, instead slating it
for version 2.
"Thus I make my own use of the telegraph, without consulting
the directors, like the sparrows, which I perceive use it
extensively for a perch." -- Thoreau
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