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Subject: Re: Somewhat offtopic: xsl question

On Thu, May 27, 2004 at 09:32:38PM -0400, G. Ken Holman wrote:
> Can you see that by introducing the level of abstraction you don't have to 
> "maintain" the EDI message building in every stylesheet mapping every 
> vocabulary ... you just maintain it once in your PML->text stylesheet and 
> all of your other "step 1" stylesheets such as UBL-Invoice->PML will have 
> their own life-cycle.


> But if your sole objective is to support a single vocabulary (UBL), then 
> perhaps adding the level of abstraction is going too far for your 
> needs.  Since I am unaware of your requirements, I didn't know which 
> approach you were taking ... but wondering if you were taking a flexible 
> approach for multiple vocabularies, I was curious what the details were.

    I am doing something a bit like this, with a difference. My PML is UBL.
I chose it for my internal format. Every format is converted to UBL and
then post-processed. I hope to use tools like the stylesheets you developed
for html display and eventually some others.


Pedro Miguel G. Alves       pedro.alves@compta.pt
COMPTA - Parceria e Tecnologia      www.compta.pt
Tel:   +351 21 413 46 00  Av. José Gomes Ferreira
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