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Subject: RE: [xsl] super basic xsl question
From: "Mark Lundquist" <ml@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2005 14:04:10 -0800

> From: Wendell Piez [mailto:wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> I've seen this practice in stylesheets written by beginners who
> don't know
> how apply-templates work, and who then rely on value-of to get
> their output
> -- and who then discover they have to suppress the output of the default
> traversal (which this does). This can get really tangled and obscure:

Those are the people that say "XSLT sucks! I tried it once, but it is really
tangled and obscure."

> This accounts for what I like to call the "Taoist" character of
> XSLT. Think
> Yin and Yang. Most programmers are used to Yang processing (what
> in XSLT we
> call "pull"). Learn to rely on Yin. Use the Force, and the document will
> transform itself with minimal intervention from you.

Nice :-)


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