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XSLT Developer's Guide

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Chapter 12: XSLT in the Enterprise

[The series of excerpts below are from Chapter 12 of the Osborne/McGraw Hill title XSLT Developer's Guide.]

Up to this point in the book, we have discussed the syntax and semantics of XSLT, as well as the strengths and limitations of XSLT. While it is true that XSLT is a Turing-complete language, and that, given enough time and resources, you could use it to solve any computing problem, it is equally true that the Turing completeness of XSLT is perhaps too theoretical a consideration for many who have to architect and develop enterprise applications within the familiar constraints of time, money, and resources, while ensuring good quality, code reusability, robustness, and ease of future maintenance. In this chapter, we discuss the use of XSLT at a different level of abstraction: that is, we discuss the practical considerations for deciding which areas of enterprise-level applications are most appropriate for the use of XSLT. We will start by discussing the XSLT support provided by the major web browsers. Then we will use this knowledge as the foundation for discussing the important topics of content syndication and the creation of applications in which content is separated from presentation. Then we will discuss application integration, both within the enterprise boundaries (EAI) and across them (B2B). Finally, we will put all these pieces together to formulate a framework of deployment issues to consider in building useful XSLT applications.

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Created: May 28, 2002
Revised: June 3, 2002

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