XSLT to Python script conversion?

Ross Ridge rridge at csclub.uwaterloo.ca
Fri Feb 17 21:37:57 CET 2012


Matej Cepl  <mcepl at redhat.com> wrote:
>No, the strangness is not that bad (well, it is bad ... almost anything 
>feels bad comparing to Python, to be honest, but not the reason I would 
>give up; after all I spent couple of years with Javascript).

The XSLT language is one of the worst misuses of XML, which puts it way
beyond bad.

>The terrible debugging is one thing, and even worse, I just still cannot 
>get over rules around spaces: whitespace just jumps at me randomly in 
>random places and is erased in others.

I use explicit <xsl:text> nodes exclusively to avoid this problem.

				Ross Ridge

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