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Re: [xsl] What PC Windows editor are People using for XSL stylesheet coding


Subject: Re: [xsl] What PC Windows editor are People using for XSL stylesheet coding
From: "Ihe Onwuka ihe.onwuka@xxxxxxxxx" <xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 8 Nov 2014 21:11:27 -0000

Actually Doc it's probably not something you encounter but "Do you know how
to use an xslt debugger" is a not uncommon interview question.

I always answer no. Cuss or comp.

On Fri, Nov 7, 2014 at 6:45 PM, Michael Kay mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx <
xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> >
> > I don't know the half of the capabilities of the tool, I am sure there
> are good reasons why it is the gold standard and in fact this observation
> is not about oxygen specifically. But what I am saying is that without
> debugging facilities these stylesheet monstrosities could never be created
> and (one would like to think) their creators may weel be be forced into
> better software engineering practices.
>
> On the contrary, I frequently work with stylesheet monstrosities created
> without any help from such tools.
>
> At least if you have the tools you have some hope of developing a
> sufficient understanding of the monstrosity to attempt a refactoring, and
> the tools will also help with the refactoring.
>
> Michael Kay
> Saxonica


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