[lug] [OT] (X)emacs mode for xslt?

rm at fabula.de rm at fabula.de
Wed Mar 12 04:27:38 MST 2003

On Tue, Mar 11, 2003 at 09:24:54PM -0700, D. Stimits wrote:
> Sorry, I don't use emacs (but I'm a nice guy anyway). I've been looking 
> for XSLT tools lately though, and found xsltproc so far to be the best 
> available, with too many problems using apache and other tools. 

Which xsltproc are you refering to? The (x)emacs mode or the cli to
Daniel V. libxml2/libxslt? I use the later daily and use the library
heavily in my projects. BTW, there are several apache modules that
use libxslt for XSLT transformation -- i actually use the library in
one of my customers  sites to do life transformation of their web
content which is stored as XML (custom module, site is at www.zeit.de).
The performance is pretty impressive, esp. if compared to Java(tm) based

> I am 
> just curious if you have any experience with xsltproc? I'm finding that 
> throwing together an xhtml doc from it isn't as easy as it looks at 
> first (the goal being a different stylesheet for different browsers and 
> different javascript support...write the page once, get XSLT to 
> transform it based on browser).

It actually _is_ a pretty convincing way of handling content. Thank's 
to the transformations one can finaly store the content in a device-
independent form with semantic markup. Less so for different browsers
(with the exception of JavaScript these tend to get more standard
compliant these days) but more so for different media (like WAP, 
imod, screen readers for the blind etc.).

 Ralf Mattes

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