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From "Robert Koberg" <>
Subject RE: [RT] the quest for the perfect template language
Date Fri, 04 Apr 2003 22:06:37 GMT
Let me qualify what I said below...

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert Koberg []
> Sent: Friday, April 04, 2003 1:46 PM
> To:
> >
> > c'mon, Peter. I'm not meaning to insult everyone, but to solve an issue
> > I'm having about the fact that I want a template engine that is SAX
> > based and works with some velocity-like syntax and XSLT fits the need
> > perfectly if it wasn't for the stynax.
> It sounds like you want STX more than XSLT. Using STX you would not even
> be
> able to do the funky stuff you can in XSLT (you can't even glance back
> over
> your shoulder). It's young and (?)impressionable(/?). You should look more
> into sinking your teeth into it. It would probably be less work to create
> what you want.

You can 'look back over you shoulder' to your ancestor stack - any start
element that has not reached it's end element in the current nodes ancestry.
But you can't go outside of that.

> Best,
> -Rob

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