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Subject: Re: [xsl] When to use text()
From: Ihe Onwuka <ihe.onwuka@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2014 16:30:56 +0000

You will note the post you responded did not use the word intuitive.
It  used the word Note I used the words non-intuitive, arcane and

Anyway in my role as an imaginary XSLT antagonist I would first show
them my proverbial hello world - (trip them up with text()) and then
I'd follow up with your post.

On Sun, Mar 23, 2014 at 3:56 PM, Dimitre Novatchev <dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 23, 2014 at 3:01 AM, Ihe Onwuka <ihe.onwuka@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I don't want quirky arcane non-intuitive explanations.
> If everything was so intuitive, then the various W3C working groups
> wouldn't be working for years to design a language.
> Also, the concept of "intuitive" cannot be objectively defined. What
> is "intuitive" for one person often isn't "intuitive" at all for other
> people.
> I believe that intuition is the result of practice and needs some
> level of initial basic understanding.
> Take a first-grader or take a baby. What is intuitive to them? They
> have to grow and learn, then their intuition will also grow.
> If somebody complains that basic concepts are not "intuitive", this is
> indicative of not having spent enough time (or any time at all) trying
> to learn and understand the foundations of the system that defines
> these concepts.
> So, the proper advice for coping with the "non-intuitive" problem is:
> Do your homework, read, study and practice.
> For good or for bad, knowledge cannot be simply downloaded into one's
> head while this person is sleeping or engaged with other activities,
> or against the will of this person.
> --
> Cheers,
> Dimitre Novatchev
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