Dave Thomas wrote:

> The higher level the language (the theory
> goes), the fewer barriers there are to communication.


XSLT is very high level. Like any other language, one has to become 
familiar with it first.


> XSLT is remarkably ugly to read.


Not IMHO.

> So in that way XSLT represents a
> backwards step in terms of communicating: it makes it easier for the
> computer (by representing code in XML) at the expense of the person
> doing the coding.


Not IMHO. It's by far not a general language. But when used for 
appropriate tasks, it can be very elegant and maintainable, by being 
modular, flexible, and structured.

Tobi



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