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Re: [check] Status and Progress

From: Nick Kew <nick@webthing.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2002 23:31:31 +0100 (BST)
To: Terje Bless <link@pobox.com>
cc: QA Dev <public-qa-dev@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0210212327110.1122-100000@jarl.webthing.com>

On Mon, 21 Oct 2002, Terje Bless wrote:

> Ville Skytt <ville.skytta@iki.fi> wrote:
> 
> >But how about using XSLT for the "templating" instead of
> >some Perl stuff?  Dunno if the XML generation for XSLT should be
> >templatized or hardcoded in Perl, though...
> 
> I have several reservations about using XSLT. Apart from a general dislike
> for that way of doing things, my experience is that the current crop of
> tools aren't up to the task.

Phooey!  Current tools process XSLT nicely, and mod_xml even lets you
pre-parse and cache the XSLT for performance.  All you have to do is
look a bit further than Perl's rather embryonic XML support.

> At least for the first cut I think HTML::Template is necessary if for no
> other reason then because I'm familiar with it and I'm definitely not
> familiar with XSLT. IOW, using XSLT would carry significant overhead while
> I familiarized myself with it and slow development down.

Indeed.  Something to use for new developments, rather than the existing
validator and forthcoming release.  Where's that new server?

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Nick Kew
Received on Monday, 21 October 2002 18:31:38 GMT

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