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From "Omar Desoky \(eniac\)" <om...@eniac.seas.upenn.edu>
Subject RE: XSL, why another language?
Date Tue, 17 Oct 2000 09:48:43 GMT


-----Original Message-----
From: Stefano Mazzocchi [mailto:stefano@apache.org]
Sent: Friday, October 13, 2000 4:18 AM
To: fop-dev@xml.apache.org
Subject: Re: XSL, why another language?


Nikolai Grigoriev wrote:

> I recognize the fashion of XSLT; but I wonder if data contained in
> your XML sources really require complex transformations. In my opinion,
XSLT is
> about converting complex, ramified tree structures; to generate code by
> enumerating tabular data, won't it be more natural to use Perl?

Very good point, but perl is not available on all platforms :)

--
As it turns out, I'm working on something similar as well;
the equivalent of J-XML.  My work has a style guide for displaying
code. I dont like it, so I wrote a style sheet to do the code generation;
now I'm expanding/refining the base so that semantics can be encoded as
well.
Then I'm going to start building XSL-T's for design patterns, and from there
its a short hop-skip-jump to the ultimate :)



omard-out


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