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Subject: Re: [xsl] XSLT or static site generator
From: "Paul Tyson phtyson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 23:41:22 -0000

And I'll beat Tommie to the punch with a plug for the upcoming "XML In,
Web Out" symposium:

http://balisage.net/XML-In-Web-Out/index.html

Regards,
--Paul

On Fri, 2016-04-29 at 20:55 +0000, G. Ken Holman g.ken.holman@xxxxxxxxx
wrote:
> I think it is just a matter of awareness.  XSLT has been well suited 
> to this since it was released in 1999.  Too many myopic Java 
> programmers (and their managers) not considering there might be 
> another language out there designed for processing XML and producing 
> markup results.
> 
> I'm not familiar with Pelican but I can testify to often using XML 
> and XSLT to create static HTML pages that are being delivered.  My 
> web sites are done this way with site maps in XML expressing 
> dependencies and XSLT synthesizing ANT scripts that do piecemeal 
> updates of the server of only pages that have changed since the last update:
> 
>     http://CraneSoftwrights.com
> 
> I'm doing some volunteer work in Africa using this model of XML/XSLT 
> to HTML/CSS:
> 
>     http://www.CraneSoftwrights.com/links/tembonetwork.htm
> 
> Regarding your comment about browsers lacking newer features, you can 
> also consider running XSLT in the browser using Saxon/CE ... I have 
> an example running here:
> 
>     http://www.CraneSoftwrights.com/resources/Crane-UBL-Skeleton/
> 
> I've been trying to preach XSLT since the beginning ... some people 
> refuse to listen.
> 
> . . . . . Ken
> 
> At 2016-04-29 20:37 +0000, you wrote:
> >Hello,
> >
> >   Anybody else noticing a proliferation of static site generators 
> > made in dynamic programming languages that generate a fully static 
> > site of pure HTML and CSS?  One such example is Pelican.
> >
> >   I'm curious why XSLT just doesn't rule this space?  XSLT 
> > transformations are very powerful for generating HTML.  It provides 
> > features to have template hierarchies, where you have multiple XSLT 
> > files based on other ones until you have your base template with 
> > the general look and feel of the site.
> >
> >   Furthermore, browsers can also perform XSLT transformations, but 
> > lack some newer XSLT features.
> >
> >   Do you think XSLT should be used in place of say tools like 
> > Pelican?  I recently created a nice looking static site using just 
> > XSLT and XML, and is fully compatible with all current browsers.  I 
> > personally don't see a need for tools like Pelican.
> >
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