A weaker XSL?
paul at prescod.net
Fri Feb 5 13:58:19 GMT 1999
"Matthew Sergeant (EML)" wrote:
> I might have misunderstood, but what's the point of XSL in that case
> then? Why not just use perl to do s/<(\/?)catalog>/<$1table>/ ?
> (obviously you can be more complete than this, I just wanted a
> simple example).
That's an odd question. I don't see that there are some problems that are
"too simple" for XSL. The simpler the problem, the more sense it makes to
We use XSL because it is:
* can be implemented in the heart of a repository
* has many competing implementations
We use Python because it is:
* highly extensible
* has a powerful standard library
I'm told that these are reasons also to use Perl if you can stand it.
Paul Prescod - ISOGEN Consulting Engineer speaking for only himself
"Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did,
but she did it backwards and in high heels."
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