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From Steven Noels <>
Subject Re: [ANN] GroupingTransformer
Date Wed, 05 Feb 2003 18:53:18 GMT
Hunsberger, Peter wrote:

> Grouping is a standard XSLT problem.  It's not real trivial, it usually
> requires a knowledge of keys, but it's not all that hard either.

True - but in the courses I teach, a lot of students do not get across 
the multi-level grouping hurdle. Could be because of my skills as a 
trainer, of course ;-(

> That's probably true!  But; will it be easier to maintain?  If it's
> presentation oriented I'd keep it in the XSLT if it's business logic then a
> transformer might be more reasonable (or better, shove it even further
> towards the back end).

Very much true. Still, it is a common problem where many people might 
prefer configuration over implementation.

Steven Noels                  
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