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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?

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

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