Re: [xsl] " a few lines of XQuery can often do more than a large XSLT stylesheet."

Subject: Re: [xsl] " a few lines of XQuery can often do more than a large XSLT stylesheet."
From: "M. David Peterson" <m.david.x2x2x@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2005 09:06:42 -0800
Its always a joy to read your replies Wendell :D  Thanks for the
laughs to help push my day in the right direction :)

Cheers :)

On Tue, 22 Mar 2005 11:21:34 -0500, Wendell Piez
<wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> M.D.,
> At 12:21 AM 3/22/2005, you wrote:
> >It seems that  this statement > "and how a few lines of
> >XQuery can often do more than a large XSLT stylesheet." is a tad shy
> >of what could be considered even close to realistic but before I find
> >myself at the top of somebody's else "hit list" I thought I would get
> >the opinions of the community.
> Don't take the bait. It could be true, in one particular case they have in
> mind (or maybe they're comparing a good XQuery to a bad stylesheet :-),
> while other balancing complications might also be true:
> * Sometimes the reverse might be the case: a stylesheet to do simply what a
> query can hardly do at all
> * Using XSLT 2.0, you'll be able to write either or both "XSLT-heavy" or
> "XPath-heavy" code, or both together (which is maybe both a problem and a
> blessing)
> But what fun would that be? Marketing-speak frequently tries to cast things
> into presumed zero-sum, win/lose competitions, and doesn't know how to sell
> network effects. (XSLT *and* XQuery, whoa baby.)
> >It could be that this is just tease bait to use an exciting keyphrase
> >to lure in those who would otherwise not attend but thats only one,
> >very small possibility it would seem.
> Yes exactly and why even speculate? A marketer has written something
> technically arguable, in an effort to lure customers. The author of the
> copy might not even have a firm grasp of the meaning of the nouns deployed.
> If I could have a nickel every time that happened, etc.
> Cheers,
> Wendell
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