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From Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Subject Re: Content view separation... are we making a mess? ;-)
Date Wed, 20 Sep 2000 23:19:13 GMT
Steve Muench wrote:
> | > 3) XSLT uses XPath while XSP 1.1 will use taglibs names.
> |
> | I'm not sure of the difference of XSLT element extensions and taglibs.
> | They look like basically the same thing to me.  Can someone point me to the
> | proper description of a taglib?
> |
> I thought Stefano and others agreed a long time back
> that from the taglib *users* point of view, the model
> for someone using an XSP-LogicSheet-generated
> tag library in an XML document and using an
> XSLT extension element were semantically equivalent.

More or less so, yes, I still think this.
> We agreed at the time that XSP Logicsheet could be
> viewed as a clever mechanism for helping developers
> build new libraries of these tags for a larger audience
> of other developers to reuse. In effect, one of many
> ways to build extension element *implementations*, but
> one that makes doing such more productive for the
> taglib *developers*.
> As I reiterated in a mail a few weeks back, when I
> see messages on the cocoon-dev list along the lines of:
>  "Maybe we should just add a <xsp:for-each> that
>   works like the XSLT <xsl:for-each>"
>   (not a direct quote, but you get the spirit)
> then it keeps reiterating to me that the user-experience
> of using taglibraries in XSP pages -- that is, orthogonal
> to the experience for taglib *developers* -- should be
> converged with XSLT extension elements. If this is not
> possible, we should short-list the problems that prevent
> it from happening and as Scott said, take this list
> of changes into the working group as a proposal.

I hope I answered in my previous email. If not, let me know.

Note: Ricardo might have more direct issues I don't know about.

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