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[xsl] Re: [xml-dev] [Ann - Zvon] Templatotron
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From: james anderson <james.anderson@xxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2002 12:50:33 +0100
This looks similar to TAL in the the zope page template system.
One difference is the approach to namespaces.
In the TAL case, a transformation is triggered simply by the presence of
an attribute from the distinguished space. In the Templatotron case,
it's the presence of such an element identifier.
What was the thinking behind this decision? From reading the tutorial,
it was not clear that this latter mechanism affords any advantage to
counterbalance the added complexity.
Miloslav Nic wrote:
> Templatotron is a simple language for template based XML processing. It
> can be also thought of as a language designed to save some writing in
> XSLT stylesheets and for keeping your attention focused on the XML syntax
> not on the XSLT one. I do not personally mind the rather verbose XSLT
> syntax and so in my eyes the second point is much more important but there
> are others who may appreciate Templatotron terseness.
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