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RE: [xsl] LINQ to XML versus XSLT

From: "Scott Trenda" <Scott.Trenda@-------->
Date: 6/27/2008 3:24:00 PM
I mean a language, to be used on the server side on web servers, that
can talk to the database, the file system, and other protocols, and
dynamically assemble an HTML or XML view of a requested page to be
delivered to the client. "Bad" or not, this is a reality that nearly
EVERY web developer has to deal with frequently, and my question still
stands. :)

Also, I don't claim to know why you think preprocessors are "just bad",
but just because many of the current implementations are ugly doesn't
make the idea flawed.

~ Scott

-----Original Message-----
From: Colin Paul Adams [mailto:colin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Friday, June 27, 2008 10:16 AM
To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [xsl] LINQ to XML versus XSLT

>>>>> "Scott" == Scott Trenda <Scott.Trenda@xxxxxxxx> writes:

    Scott> My reply is getting a little off-topic, but on the same
    Scott> note, why haven't we seen a widely-used XML-based HTML
    Scott> preprocessor language yet?

Pre-processors are just bad. (If you mean macro processors, that
is. If you mean transformation languages, such as XSLT, then you have
the answer to your own question.)
Colin Adams
Preston Lancashire


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