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Re: How does a processor get selected?

From: Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2008 11:38:56 -0400
To: James Garriss <james@garriss.org>
Cc: XProc Dev <xproc-dev@w3.org>
Message-ID: <m2hc8cdu27.fsf@nwalsh.com>
James Garriss <james@garriss.org> writes:

> If I were attempting to persuade someone to use XProc instead of writing
> their own XML processing code, say in Java, would it be reasonable to say
> that the ability to easily select various processors (this one for XSLT,
> that one for XSD, some other one for Schematron, etc) and switch back and
> forth among them is an advantage that XProc holds?  Or would this merely be
> (potentially) an advantage of one XProc processor over another?

I think that's more likely to be an implementation-dependent feature.
The advantage of XProc over Java is that you can mix and match the
order of processes in a few minutes, without ever having to write a
line of Java. This can potentially move a whole bunch of processing
out of the hands of engineers and (more directly) into the hands of
users.

                                        Be seeing you,
                                          norm

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