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Re: [xsl] Are there things missing in XSLT which force people to use, say, Java to process XML?
Subject: Re: [xsl] Are there things missing in XSLT which force people to use, say, Java to process XML?|
From: Stefan Krause <stf@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2010 12:18:25 +0100
the absence of some basic I/O functionality forces me to use extension
functions, java, or ant. Consider the creating of an EPUB from a DocBook
- XSL transformation of the source XML
- copying images from source to the destination folder
- zip the destination folder
You can't do that with pure XSLT.
It would be very handy to have some really basic commands to avoid switching
to other languages, like
- prompt (raised by Gerrit)
- copy/move/delete/rename/create files and folders
- checking file properties (exists, date of create/last change, size)
I know that there are good reasons, why these functions are not part of XSLT.
On the other hand, these lack of functionality is a massive handicap within a
lot of common tasks.
With regard to the small/large project discussion: especially small projects
(one time stylesheets, one purpose scripts) would benefit from this
functionality because of the lesser costs for developing and deploying.
Am 29.10.2010 um 14:28 schrieb Costello, Roger L.:
> Hi Folks,
> Many developers use Java to process XML documents.
> Are there things missing in XSLT which force them to use Java? What things?