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From (Mark Washeim)
Subject Re: permit quoting
Date Wed, 26 Jul 2000 17:01:43 GMT
on 26/7/00 6:51 pm, Ulrich Mayring at wrote:

> Mark Washeim wrote:
>> Depends. If the javascript is dependant on the paths, then it's arguable
>> that the paths should be kept with the js, not the xsl. If, as we do, you
>> share those js files among xsl generated and non-xsl generated html files,
>> then the maintenance requires that you keep what goes with the js, with the
>> js, not the xsl....
> Yeah, this case is a real pain. For example, what if you have different
> languages and thus different-looking buttons? So sometimes the path in
> the JavaScript must be .../german/button.gif and sometimes
> ..../english/button.gif. How do you solve this problem? Do you have
> multiple copies of the Javascript?
> I just use XSLT to generate the correct path to the button dynamically.
> This is, of course, not an option if you also have static files. But in
> my case it works, so I actually have just one Javascript, which is
> dynamically transformed to suit the needs of all the different pages.
> Ulrich

In our case, we keep everything request driven, such that, for instance,
en/GB, en/US is always passed through, from request, to xsp:expr, to
xsl:param . . . then, it's always available at the outset and doesn't need
to be inferred later . . .

Mark (Poetaster) Washeim

'On the linen wrappings of certain mummified remains
found near the Etrurian coast are invaluable writings
that await translation.

Quem colorem habet sapientia?'

Evan S. Connell


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