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Subject: Re: [xsl] except (was: Keys with duplicates should be simple)
From: Andrew Welch <andrew.j.welch@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 3 Feb 2014 15:45:00 +0000

On 3 February 2014 15:23, Ihe Onwuka <ihe.onwuka@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> No thought then for the occasional user of the language who doesn't
> use it often enough such that he has barely  acclimated to the basics
> much less the quirks.
> Y'know the sort of person that might want to do a transformation but
> doesn't use XSLT enough to think that if it is a primary vehicle for
> basic communication.
> I learnt it probably eradicated from my code and have freed up the
> brain cell for something more useful (yes I know I have a limited
> supply - thats why I don't want to waste them).

The top tip when learning xslt is "dont guess, you will guess wrong".
It's not because the spec is wrong, far from it, it's a work of genius
- it's that the person guessing is wrong.

As I often say, and its impossible to say this without sounding really
patronising: everyone that properly understands xslt really likes it.
Only those people that don't understand it have issues with it.

Andrew Welch

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