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Subject: Re: [xsl] XSLT compact syntax(es) [Was: XSLT Hello World - outreach]
From: Dimitre Novatchev <dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2014 14:10:34 -0700

> No, it's not XSLT and it doesn't solve the same problems, but it is a
> (mostly) non-XML syntax for doing things with XML that has multiple
> interoperable implementations and a body of users, which none of the
> non-XML XSLT syntaxes have managed.

I guess that if the W3C had produced another non-XML syntax language
for processing XML, it would also get implementations and users.

Seems the need wasn't so great, or the users would have really have
made this known.

I believe that the stumbling block for adoption of an XML-processing
technology isn't the syntax, but the necessary basic knowledge that is
necessary in order to use this technology. We could do more for
training potential users.

Cheers,
Dimitre

On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 1:24 PM, Tony Graham <tgraham@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thu, March 27, 2014 6:21 pm, Dimitre Novatchev wrote:
>> On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 11:15 AM, Tony Graham <tgraham@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> As David points out, none of these (apart from XQuery) are used
>>> generally
>>> enough to be generally useful
>>
>> And XQuery *is not* XSLT -- a lot of XSLT features missing -- the most
>> important is templates.
>> Until version 3.0 XQuery doesn't have grouping, etc. ... etc.
>
> No, it's not XSLT and it doesn't solve the same problems, but it is a
> (mostly) non-XML syntax for doing things with XML that has multiple
> interoperable implementations and a body of users, which none of the
> non-XML XSLT syntaxes have managed.
>
> Regards,
>
>
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