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From Bertrand Delacretaz <>
Subject Re: [RT] do me a favor, don't call them taglibs (TAL-like two-step templating?)
Date Sat, 04 Dec 2004 18:03:05 GMT
Le 4 déc. 04, à 18:56, Stefano Mazzocchi a écrit :

> Bertrand Delacretaz wrote:
>> ...I think we need
>> a) "data templates" (for a lack of a better word), to generate XML 
>> out of data (what JXTG does now),
>> and
>> b) "presentation templates" downstream to convert the XML to HTML or 
>> other presentation markup (currently covered by XSLT, far from ideal)
> I very much disagree with this.
> The notion of separating a data template from a presentation template 
> is arbitrary and nothing really generally useful from a SoC point of 
> view.

I didn't mean two different *template mechanisms*, rather that we need 
templates at two (or several) points in a pipeline, not only at the 
beginning of the pipeline as the G in JXTG implies.

Thinking about it, what I was talking about is two *use cases* for the 
templating system, with very different point of views and users skills.

> ...What we need is a template language. Period. Something that 
> converts data *structures* into SAX events. Whether you use it for 
> data or presentation or whatever else, it's up to you...

Fully agreed.

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