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Tuesday, February 12 2002

So, Dave was talking about outlines

which of course meant I started thinking about otlml. Which, in turn, made me think about the opml2otlml stylesheet I still haven't written. That got me thinking that it would be cool if you could do this:

<xsl:copy-of select = "transform(document($xml),document($xsl))" />

Then it occurred to that you might be able to do the same thing like this (untested) :

<xsl:for-each select = "/xpath/to/some/xref[@style != '']">

 <xsl:variable name = "style" select = "@style" />

 <xsl:include href = "$style" />



<!-- would really be a choose... -->

<xsl:if test = "@style">


  <xsl:apply-templates select="document($uri)/$xpath"/>



So now I'm wondering if I really need to add an include element to the DTD...

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Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols : The Woes of Web Services

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Joe Johnston : "It's not the language designer's perview to make you code clearly.

Any claim a language makes to being inherently cleaner to code in (I'm looking at you, Java and python) is naive. I don't expect a java programmer to maintain a Perl program, just as I don't expect a Perl programmer to maintain a java program. In fact, that's why I'm not an editor for a Japanese magazine -- I have no facility for the language. Does that mean Japanese is inferior to English?"

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The random word of the day is : joust

Playful fighting or sparring.
ex. They are not really angry. They are just jousting with each other.
see also : joust dict-ified

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The dictified word of the day is : contravene

Contravene \Con`tra*vene"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Contravened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Contravening}.] [LL. contravenire; L. contra + venire to come: cf. F. contrevenir. See {Come}.] 1. To meet in the way of opposition; to come into conflict with; to oppose; to contradict; to obstruct the operation of; to defeat. So plain a proposition . . . was not likely to be contravened. --Southey. 2. To violate; to nullify; to be inconsistent with; as, to contravene a law. Laws that place the subjects in such a state contravene the first principles of the compact of authority. --Johnson. Syn: To contradict; set aside; nullify; defeat; cross; obstruct; baffle; thwart. web1913
contravene v 1: go against, as of rules and laws; "He ran afould of the law"; "This behavior conflicts with our rules" [syn: {conflict}, {run afoul}, {infringe}] 2: deny the truth of [syn: {contradict}, {negate}] wn

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