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[REBOL] XSLT and folding code viewer

From: jason::cunliffe::verizon::net at: 26-Sep-2002 18:47

A nice developing example of using XSLT to generate 'folding' code docuemntation on-line is at: The styling is raw still. But I think this is still an impressive example of how a functional language processor can take a complex trees structure and render it to XML/HTML In this case its XSLT converting a Leo file. Could be REBOL converting a REBOL tree also.. Jo Orr, who developed the above, made some interesting comments today about XSLT as a functional language. Naturally it also reinforces the role Rebol can play in this type of work. <quote> You can see from some of these samples included with Screenbook Maker BTW, that using XSLT to transform XML is far simpler and more elegant than any non-functional language solution. Another useful functional language is SQL. Not many would argue that SQL should be replaced with e.g. Python. So I wouldn't write XSLT off as a fad even if you are a Python wizard. The XSLT file I uploaded is unfortunately not an example of elegance, in fact I hardly understand it myself. But it *is* a lot shorter than it would be in a non-functional language. If we can get a nice package of XSLT stylesheets written, Leo could become a tool for creating outline format websites. </quote> He has a page of developing Leo/XSLT experiments: ./Jason