Generating Style Sheets Dynamically

“When I envision an XML development team, I picture several people with different skill sets. For example, an information architect, or what we may once ha

“When I envision an XML development team, I picture several people with different skill sets. For example, an information architect, or what we may once have called a ‘knowledge engineer,’ possesses the background and aptitude for designing and implementing document structure. That’s the DTD or schema developer. Distinctly different is the software engineer who uses APIs like SAX or the Document Object Model (DOM) to access and process documents programmatically. And then there’s a transformation specialist. This is, in my mind, someone who uses the XSL Transformation language (XSLT) to convert, translate, and transform XML into other formats, often for the purpose of data exchange with other systems. The problem arises because this last person, or more importantly his or her skill set, isn’t very well understood. Most managers push these responsibilities onto their user-interface designers. After all, these are style sheets, right?”


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Date:
November 23, 2016
Author:
XPLANE