[XSL-LIST Mailing List Archive Home]
Re: [xsl] questions about XSLT philosophy: how much is too much?
Subject: Re: [xsl] questions about XSLT philosophy: how much is too much?|
From: Jeff Kenton <jkenton@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2003 09:01:43 -0500
Robert P. J. Day wrote:
having read two of the most recent threads -- how to find the
largest value less than a threshold, and how to find local extrema --
i'm starting to wonder whether there's a point when someone has
the right to say, "no, that's going beyond what XSLT was meant
There are two parts to this. First, there are things that are reasonable uses for XSLT. Some are hard right now, but solutions will be added to XSLT 2.0 -- grouping, regular expressions and date handling are examples. Some other things can be done, but will always be a little difficult. Then again, there are things that XSLT will never do well. Yesterday's thread about converting Cobol (or maybe Cobol Data) to XML probably goes in that category.
DataPower Technology, Inc.
XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list