>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 _______________________________________________ This is the Web Enabling the AS400 / iSeries (WEB400) mailing list To post a message email: WEB400@xxxxxxxxxxxx To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/web400 or email: WEB400-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/web400.