Re: [xsl] [ANN] is now live - was: Re: [xsl] re: how to get variable value outside scope

Subject: Re: [xsl] [ANN] is now live - was: Re: [xsl] re: how to get variable value outside scope
From: "M. David Peterson" <m.david.x2x2x@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 1 Mar 2005 00:23:09 -0700
I am at such a loss at to how this doesn't have to do with XSLT. 
Maybe you had a hard time following that thread and didn't realize
that by propogating bad documentation external to XSL-List will cause
more work and frustration for the list members as those in whom have
learned bad habits from bad documentation are left frustrated and
either turn to the list for help or walk away from XSLT all together. 
To provide a facility in which encourages the development of not only
coding skills but technical writing skills as well fits right on in
and snuggles on up to the purpose of this list.  Better writers means
better documentation which means advancing the profession.  Which part
of that is stretching it?

In reality it was the follow-up post to the announcment post that was
stretching to point of this list.  As such I will save the rest of the
subscribers from having to deal with this discussion.  However, if you
still feel strongly that this post is off the XSLT base please respond
in private email and I'll be sure to set you straight.

On Tue, 01 Mar 2005 08:12:45 +0100, James Fuller
<jim.fuller@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> M. David Peterson wrote:
> >Hmmm... <strong-feeling>I think it exactly fits what the purpose of
> >this list is -- advancing the understanding and skills of those in
> >whom subscribe.  I could be wrong, but gaining a greater understanding
> >of XSLT through the help of others and having a place in which its
> >members can help one other become better programmers was the exact
> >reason this list was started.  Its obviously not for the advertising
> >dollars.
> >
> >
> this is not the point,  the point is that this list over the years has
> not turned into an 'xml-dev' is that it focuses on XSL.
> >Having the courtesy to of course precede announcment posts with a
> >standard marking such that email readers can be preset to capture and
> >file such "ANNouncements" has become pretty standard amongst many
> >lists, including this one.  In fact its often you see announcements
> >for products that have a licensing fee associated with them make there
> >way across the list without so much a scoff. So to suggest that an
> >
> >
> where the product has something to do with XSLT, and is preceded with an
> ANN: then this serves the list, as it is related to XSL.
> But a post that 'wants to help people write' I said no offense
> intended....but you really are stretching it.
> cheers, Jim Fuller


:: M. David Peterson ::
XML & XML Transformations, C#, .NET, and Functional Languages Specialist

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