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

Scott Herod herod at dimensional.com
Wed Mar 12 13:38:29 MST 2003

On Wed, 12 Mar 2003 rm at fabula.de wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 12, 2003 at 10:00:12AM -0700, Scott Herod wrote:
> > [...]
> > I'm actually using both the Java and C++ version of Xalan to do the
> > transformations.  While I am doing some webpage generation with xslt, I'm
> > having the most fun with it for C++ and Java source code generation.
> > (The project that I'm working on uses XML for IPC messages as well as
> > internally for data structures.)
> >
> That's the point where i'm tempted to get on my soapbox and rant about
> abuse of _markup_ language -- there are far more effective ways to
> share data over the wire ... ;-)

You won't get much disagreement from me although I confess that I like
ascii message formats.  (I came in after IPC protocols had been decided.)
My continued rant was that there was source code all over the place that
had a copy of the XML hard-coded inside it.  Of course these were always
subtlely different, hence the cause of continuous problems.

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