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From Berin Loritsch <blorit...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [ot] XSLT pain in the *?
Date Tue, 27 Feb 2001 13:40:02 GMT
Martin Rogard wrote:
> 
> Hi,
> 
> XSLT is very powerful but in real world production the problem I faced is no
> one want to write stylesheets:
> - Developers says this is too restrictive, not a real langage and say it's
> not their job.
> Sometimes they agree to write an XSP Logicsheet but they are now really
> angry about writing *a lot* of text (<,>) instead of just writing beautiful
> OO Servlets (yup i know they don't have exactly the same role but..).
> - Graphists says they don't want to open an editor, but want to stay in
> Phtotoshop or Dreamweaver.

There is a method to take the HTML rendered and quickly convert it to a
stylesheet with a couple of include points.  The HTML just needs to be
well formed XML (XHTML) which those tools can easily produce.

> 
> At that point we have decided to drop Cocoon because of this XSL/T problems,
> I personaly thinks XSLT is really useful when you have no other choice to
> use it (transform a document in an other) but not useful to create content
> until Macromedia or someone else doesn't make an XSL editor for graphist.
> 
> - martin
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sven Kuenzler [mailto:svenk@tzi.de]
> Sent: mardi 27 février 2001 12:01
> To: cocoon-dev@xml.apache.org
> Subject: [ot] XSLT pain in the *?
> 
> Hi,
> 
> recently, there were several posts stating that they, well, don't like XSLT
> too much.
> 
> I personally do like this language, esp. for dealing with semi-structured
> data like formated text.
> 
> However, I am neither a web artist nor a layouter, so it won't be my job to
> write *style*sheets. That's why  I'd like to ask for options, article
> references, ... pointing out the main difficulties that people may have
> dealing with XSLT.
> 
> Thanks in advance,
>     Sven.....
> 
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