[Uche Ogbuji:Copia] The Secret of XML's Success? It Starts With An X...

by M. David Peterson

Update:
The family analogy is an apt one: probably about 80% of my XPathing is pulling information from the current node's children, and a comparable amount of time in my personal life is spent telling my son to get back into bed.


*GREAT* analogy from piers!

Update:
So give Goldfarb credit for his presentations of uhh.. 1991 with the input/transform/output diagrams on them...


Done. :)

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7 Comments

len
2006-12-04 04:38:16
So give Goldfarb credit for his presentations of uhh.. 1991 with the input/transform/output diagrams on them... and dozens of comapanies that made a living with the old transformation products.


Not to be mean, but that is a puff piece, Dave. Downtranslation is not exactly new news. I guess each generation has to seize on something old and make it their own. If they improve it, it's a good habit. If they appropriate and brand it, it is marketing as usual.

piers
2006-12-04 08:50:53
When I started using XSL, I was exclusively in MS-land, and so unwittingly used the XSL Patterns implementation for longer than I'd like to admit. At some point, I needed to access a node that wasn't along the child axis, and discovered that the world was a much more interesting place than I had assumed. The family analogy is an apt one: probably about 80% of my XPathing is pulling information from the current node's children, and a comparable amount of time in my personal life is spent telling my son to get back into bed. But when I need to find something along previous-sibling or ancestor-or-self, I'm glad they are there.
M. David Peterson
2006-12-05 05:27:05
@len,


> Not to be mean, but that is a puff piece, Dave.


Yeah, this was definitely a bit too hardline for such a silly extension to the original point.


I'll try harder next time ;) :D


M. David Peterson
2006-12-05 05:29:35
>> The family analogy is an apt one: probably about 80% of my XPathing is pulling information from the current node's children, and a comparable amount of time in my personal life is spent telling my son to get back into bed. <<


Nice analogy, piers!

d, Davis
2007-01-02 20:33:40
is this the david from Lake Hamilton High? cdmc16@yahoo.com
M. David Peterson
2007-01-03 08:13:25
@d, Davis,


No, sorry. I attended Juanita High School in Kirkland, WA. Actually, maybe attended is a strong word to use... I was on record as attending JHS, and even have a diploma to prove it. But attendance? Well, lets put it this way... If Stevens Pass (a local Washington State ski/snowboard resort) had an on site High School, I would have transfered my records. ;)

assed
2007-03-14 06:00:03
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