[Clipart] tools: why use SVG::Metadata for transforming xml?

Mike Traum mtraum at yahoo.com
Sat Apr 16 16:12:13 PDT 2005

Ummm .. ok.

If you notice my question, I was referring to using SVG::Metadata to
transform xml, not the general use of SVG::Metadata.

I think it would be prudent to use standards, such as xslt, when
they're applicable. This way, as I've said, the work can be reused in
other projects.


--- Jonadab the Unsightly One <jonadab at bright.net> wrote:

> Mike Traum <mtraum at yahoo.com> writes:
> > I took a look at the perl tools. Why is SVG::Metadata being used
> all
> > over the place to transform xml? Shouldn't xslt be used (I assume
> > perl has an xslt processor)? You then have then benefit of easily
> > porting these tools, as well as having the xsl files available to
> > other projects.
> In a word, no.
> SVG::Metadata and the code that uses it does quite a lot more than
> just transform XML.  XML transformation, such as XSLT does, is only
> a
> small part of what we are doing with SVG::Metadata.  Most of what
> we
> are doing with the metadata is NOT just transforming it from one
> XML-based form to another.
> -- 
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> split//,"ten.thgirb\@badanoj$/ --";$\=$ ;-> ();print$/
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