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From Daniel Rall <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] procedural versus purely declarative
Date Mon, 23 Apr 2001 17:12:09 GMT
Peter Donald <> writes:

> Can you give me a (good) use case where XSLT would not suffice?

Complex string manipulation.

> >Of course the point is simplicity of use. I am not sure we will gain that
> >with XSLT. We will need something taylored to ANTs needs.
> Feel free to create a new language - xslt has the advantage of being
> standard and well known. Sure it is not very pretty or simple but every
> alternative is complex. If you have looked at any of the alternate systems
> that aren't just a morass of scripts (ie automake, imake, etc) they all
> have that complexity/power balance. 

Velocity's markup is dirt-simple.

> Now look at systems who have tried to do xslt but more simply - theres a
> few around (Cocoons XSP at is an example). Now how many of
> them achieve any measure of simplicity over XSLT - at what cost do they do
> it ? (ie loose power, completely new/foreign etc).

Anakia is MUCH more flexible that XSLT, and simpler to boot.


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