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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"
   version="1.0">
   <xsl:template match="/">
      Hello World
   </xsl:template>
</xsl:stylesheet>

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?

-- 

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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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