>Would writing an XSL script be any easier or better than writing a Net.Data
macro, for example?
Yes because XSL is an industry standard and can be accepted by anybody on
any platform.  But I see your point.

You have to remember that there are allowances in the W3C scheme of things
that makes all of these xxML languages work well together.  I don't believe
you can specify an external URL (http://mycompany.com/mypgm.pgm) that will
translate your XML in place of an XSL document, but I could be wrong.

One nice thing is that it doesn't require a programmer (going by Joe Plutas
standards here) to write a XSL.  It only takes a basic understanding of
loops, data types, etc.  But if you wrote the transformation piece in Java
it would require a much richer set of knowledge.  I am sure there are
instances where XSL just can't do the job and a program is needed. . .

Aaron Bartell


-----Original Message-----
From: Nathan M. Andelin [mailto:nandelin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Friday, August 29, 2003 3:41 PM
To: Web Enabling the AS400 / iSeries
Subject: Re: [WEB400] XML/XSL


> From: "Bartell, Aaron L. (TC)" <ALBartell@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> By using XML I don't care what the recipient is (as long as
> the recipient has jumped on the XML bandwagon:-).  In my
> corporation we have web services that output XML.

I see the occasional value of  XML for interprocess communication.  It's the
XSL part that seems to need clarification.

It seems to me that the association of a very simple technology (like style
sheets) with a fairly complex technology (like XSL) is beguiling and
misleading.  I don't see the relation.

It seems to me that XSL transforms XML into HTML (please feel free to
substitute any other type of formatted text for HTML) similar to the say
Net.Data transforms a SQL result set into HTML.

Would writing an XSL script be any easier or better than writing a Net.Data
macro, for example?

Nathan M. Andelin
www.relational-data.com



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