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Subject: Re: [xsl] except (was: Keys with duplicates should be simple)
From: Dimitre Novatchev <dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 3 Feb 2014 10:33:03 -0800

+1.  Cannot agree more. :)

On Mon, Feb 3, 2014 at 7:45 AM, Andrew Welch <andrew.j.welch@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 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
> http://andrewjwelch.com

Dimitre Novatchev
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