A weaker XSL?

Matthew Sergeant (EML) Matthew.Sergeant at eml.ericsson.se
Fri Feb 5 14:12:39 GMT 1999

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Paul Prescod [SMTP:paul at prescod.net]
> "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
> use XSL. 
	I guess what I should have said was "Why not use CSS then". If we're
talking about an XSL that doesn't do transformations then it's CSS you
should use. The perl example I guess was a bad idea, but I just meant what
we seemed to be talking about was tag matching/replacing with
programmability. CSS2 covers that.

> I'm told that these are reasons also to use Perl if you can stand it.
	You missed a smiley there I assume.


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