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Re: Re: [equinox-dev] Incubator commit rights for Kim Horne

On 25/10/06, BJ Hargrave <hargrave@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

But I find the use of XSLT to be stomach turning. XSLT programming is not easy. I support Peter's thoughts on having a programmatic way of transforming metadata.

I think XSLT is *exactly* the kind of thing to use here. XPath is an incredibly flexible way of being able to filter and transpose XML documents, and is definitely the right choice.

A dumb programmatic API might be able to generate simple XPath
expressions for those that prefer writing in code, but don't turn a
great solution into a weak one just so that it can be written in a way
unsuited to the task.

Alex.