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From Eduardo Pelegri--Llopart <Eduardo.Pelegrillop...@eng.sun.com>
Subject Re: Nightly builds?
Date Mon, 26 Jun 2000 19:18:48 GMT
Right, some people are certainly using it that way.  Check, for example,
the Fusion product from Forte.

	- eduard/o

Kevin Duffey wrote:
> 
> I am interested in knowing if XSLT would make sense in a B2B "middle-man"
> situation transforming one companies output format into another companies
> input..so two separate companies could work together?
> 
> We got into this argument the other day at lunch and I assured a few that
> XSLT could be used to convert one format to another..that it wasn't just for
> UI output. I know its mostly used in xml -> html and wml type of
> applications now, but it could theoretically be used to convert one xml to
> another right?
> 
> > My personal guess at this moment is that we will see the use of XSLT for
> > those cases where the structure of the documents is fairly stable and it
> > makes sense to invest in writing the style-sheets (assuming no
> > performance issues, which I am less clear at the moment).
> >
> > So, for example, if you are publishing a book with a given DTD, it makes
> > a lot of sense to apply XSLT to it.  Similarly, if you have a clear DTD
> > for wireless data, it may make sense to have a few XSLT transformations
> > to generate content for XHTML basic, or WML, or compact HTML, or
> > whatever other devices take.
> >
> > On the other hand, JSPs are a good way to construct this content from a
> > number of different sources.
> >
> > The scenario followed by the team that created java.sun.com/javaone
> > seems quite typical.  They used two sets of JSP pages.  One set created
> > HTML content directly.  The other set created XML content, which it was
> > then manipulated in a number of different ways, including XSLT, to send
> > down to the client.
> >
> > The team used JSP 1.0, JavaBeans, and hand-coded the pages, but now that
> > JSP 1.1 support and graphical authoring tools are beginning to appear,
> > I'd use tag libraries and an authoring tool.
> >
> > Note that there are other places where XSLT can also make sense, like to
> > collect and sort data from some XML source, so it can be used within a
> > JSP page.
> >
> > Some of these scenarios were described in the architecture talk that
> > Danny and I gave at JavaOne
> > (http://jsp.java.sun.com/javaone/javaone2000/event.jsp?eventId=154
> > 5&trackId=3&eventType=TS)
> >
> > HOpe this helps,
> >
> >       - eduard/o
> >
> > Kevin Duffey wrote:
> >
> > > That XSLT thing looks kewl..although I still don't know exactly
> > how it would
> > > work. It seems more complex to create a style-sheet than it is to
> > > graphically created pages and add JSP constructs where needed.
> > I can't see a
> > > front-end web guy using XSL much, and writing style sheets that
> > transform
> > > xml tags and dynamic content into html. What do you think? Is
> > this the way
> > > things are going..using XML output, XSLT to transform to HTML?
> > I like the
> > > idea of just plugging in a different XSL to the transform
> > engine and getting
> > > a different look to the site..I think that has big promise on the MySite
> > > type of sites..to personalize the look of a site.
> > >
> > > Take care.
> >

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