Re: [xsl] metrics for evaluating xsl-t?

Subject: Re: [xsl] metrics for evaluating xsl-t?
From: Wendell Piez <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2006 10:39:49 -0400
Hi Tony,

It's good to hear from you again.

At 09:03 AM 8/23/2006, you wrote:
The future conference paper that I'd like to see (and present) is the
one with lots of manager-friendly graphs relating schema complexity
and XSLT complexity from a survey of real projects.  If that existed,
it would be easier to explain to your manager why a new stylesheet for
a new, complex schema could take longer than a week to write.

Maybe. Or maybe just convince him he understood, or give him a face-saving reason to take your word for it.

But the graphs could be generated out of XSLT. It sounds like a fun talk.

Badgering you from the floor, the wrinkle I'd complain about is that the complexity of the XSLT can't really be correlated directly to the complexity of the schema. A simple schema with complex and variable usage could require complex XSLT. A fairly complex schema whose usage is well-enforced and consistent might allow certain useful tasks to be done with simple XSLT. So the real-world relation of the schema to the dataset, as well as the nature of the task to be done, are both critical variables. Or?


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