[development] XML transformations using XSL

Dan Robinson dan at civicactions.com
Thu May 25 15:56:24 UTC 2006

my $.02,

I used XSLT for a project like this a couple years ago.  It is designed
for this kind of thing and is very cool.  However it is likely (as
others point out) that there are a lot of features you don't need and
furthermore XSLT is (IMO) one of those "wacky" tools that just seems to
want to do everything "sideways" - the learning curve is pretty stiff.

>> Yup. Using XSLT adds a hell of a lot more 'moving parts' than is  
>> strictly necessary, and in general working with a database is far far simpler, and more  
>> easily maintainable by a larger group of people.
> Yep, and strictly speaking XSL is an overcomplicated beast - too general
> for its own good. It can be useful is some specific cases, but within
> drupal it is better to stick to php. It is a XML processing instruction
> after all, hence the <?php ?>

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