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From Ugo Cei <>
Subject Re: Garbage or The Quest for the Perfect Template Language
Date Fri, 01 Aug 2003 07:45:14 GMT
Christopher Oliver wrote:
> Ugo Cei wrote:
>> These days I'm banging my head against the limitations of template
>> languages. I've tried XSP and it's not in any way limited, but it has
>> its share of problems (difficult to debug and offers too many ways to
>> shoot oneself in the foot), JXTemplate{Transformer,Generator} (no way to
>> call methods on context objects, no decent arithmetic) 
> What exactly is the problem with the arithmetic in Jexl and/or JXPath? 
> What problem did you encounter calling methods? You should be able to 
> with do that with both Jexl and JXPath.
> Regards,
> Chris

I'll try to come up with an example but I seem to remember having 
problems doing even a simple counter. And WRT calling Java methods, I 
must admit I didn't even try it. Since it's not documented I thought it 
wasn't even implemented ;-).


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