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Re: [xsl] XSLT Hello World

Subject: Re: [xsl] XSLT Hello World
From: David Rudel <fwqhgads@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:54:15 +0100

On Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 10:09 AM, Ihe Onwuka <ihe.onwuka@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> but Graydon ...the problem here is "hello world"....
> Here's Alan Kay http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Alan_Kay
> Somewhere on that page is the quotation
> "Simple things should be simple complex things should be possible"

But XSLT's Hello World is simple (albeit verbose):

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<xsl:stylesheet xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform"
   <xsl:template match="/">
      Hello World

We are not talking about a simple problem that is hard.

Ihr, I believe the discussion of the specific topic of "text()" has
dominated a conversation that---on its face---purports to be of a
general sort.

Could you please give some examples unrelated to "text()" that
illustrate design problems of the type you are describing?


"A false conclusion, once arrived at and widely accepted is not
dislodged easily, and the less it is understood, the more tenaciously
it is held." - Cantor's Law of Preservation of Ignorance.

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