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From Glen Ezkovich <>
Subject Re: [Design] JXTG 2.0 (Just my opinion)
Date Sun, 05 Dec 2004 07:12:38 GMT

On Dec 4, 2004, at 11:06 PM, Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:

> Glen Ezkovich wrote:
>> On Dec 4, 2004, at 3:37 AM, Bertrand Delacretaz wrote:
>>> Currently we have JXTG for the first step, and mostly XSLT for the 
>>> second. Having something that could cover both steps and be usable 
>>> by either programmers working on the first step or designers working 
>>> on the second would be a Really Good Thing.
>> I'm not really sure what you mean by having something that could 
>> cover both steps. JXTG covers both steps in the sense that many 
>> people are using it to inject their data into their html.  Now, to 
>> have a template transformer, that is something with which I would 
>> really like to play. I'm not very found of XSL. A simpler alternative 
>> could be a Really, Really Good Thing.
> we are *NOT* trying to redesign XSLT, nor we are trying to solve the 
> problem of creating a more friendly and scriptable SAX transformer 
> then the XSLT/STX family.
> That is a very interesting problem, but a huge one nevertheless.

I didn't assume that you were.

> Let's start with the generator stage first: we'll attack the 
> transformer stage after we are done with this one :-)

Agreed. I just think that a refactoring of JXTG will make it easier to 
implement a transformer.

Glen Ezkovich
HardBop Consulting
glen at

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"If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to 
worry about answers."
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