xsl query or transformation language

Don Park donpark at quake.net
Wed Sep 2 15:04:57 BST 1998

>I think it's possible and desirable to think of match patterns as
>queries, because select patterns are definitely queries and it's highly
>desirable to have a unified semantic model for both uses of patterns.

Thinking of match patterns as queries would certainly appeal to database and
IR folks but I like to like of match patterns as 'criteria'.

As far as XSL processing model goes, I think of it as a sort of an inference
engine.  What I would have liked to see in XSL is the nested template
feature which is wonderfully interesting and confusing at the same time
because it is like a clever expression looking for a deep meaning.


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