Re: [xsl] Game of Life: an XSLT implementation

Subject: Re: [xsl] Game of Life: an XSLT implementation
From: Simon Woodside <sbwoodside@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 03:16:11 -0400
Neat. But I guess it's windows only. Mozilla doesn't seem to do anything with it.


On Tuesday, October 21, 2003, at 02:57 AM, David.Pawson@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

This came up on xml-dev.
And on topic!

Someone said it proved the Turing completeness of XSLT,
but that was questionned.

Roger L. Costello the author, Didier Martin put the run-through

regards DaveP

Hi Roger,

I posted the updated "game of life" on my web site. It is now possible to
see the evolution of the game dynamically. You can check it at:

What could be useful now is to add parameters in the stylesheet to create
different configurations. Just declare the parameters at the beginning of
the stylesheet (global scope) and I'll manage to provide the front end to
set the params in the stylesheet. Doing so, we will kill several birds at
the same time:
a) Show a dynamic system created with stylesheets. Up to now, most of the
demos are static documents or do not allow several transformation through
b) Client side transformation techniques. Most of the actual illustrated
transformation techniques are server side not client side. Unfortunately
mainframe ghost came back to life with the web in its present incarnation
c) Prototype instance based programming. Yes JavaScript is OO and the
index.html document proves it.
d) A team work. I am tired of reading the political bullshit that too
frequently inhabit XML dev. Once in a while its good to see concrete stuff
and best practice in action :-) (Again, thanks Roger for your initiative,
and thanks to Len in advance for his intro - a bit of peer pressure Len :-)
and thanks in advance to anyone who wants to contribute, we will all learn
in the process.

You can download the files from:


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