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Re: XML for databases?!?! YES!!! With XML, XSL, and SAXON!
in thread XML for databases?!?! Is it just me or is the rest of the world nutz?
However from a Perl programmers perspective, you don't need to use an external standalone XSL-T engine such as Saxon, or Xalan (good though they both are). You can get your own application to do it it's self, directly or via a library, this is how Cocoon and AxKit and many
other commercial systems do.
From the perspective of a Perl user you can use Matts excellent AxKit framework, or his XML::LibXSLT module directly from within your Perl code. I use XML::LibXML to manipulate XML files, template them with XSL-T, and save the output as HTML files! See Mega XSLT Batch job - best approach?, (in answer to Tilly's question, in testing on a 1Ghz Linux box, from one 1Mb XML file I was able to create over 2000 HTML pages, and associated folders in under 30 seconds!)
If used right XML is a very good tool, just remember it's not right for everything, no matter what some people say!
Another humble 2p