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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • XSLT is certainly worth the time to learn. A few things to keep in mind though:
    • XSLT is really just Scheme with angle brackets. Get your Scheme hat on before you do anything serious.
    • Most of your work is done with XPath. If you're punting to named templates too often, rethink what you're doing before continuing.
    • With XSLT 1.0, the big bummer is that the RTF and Input are disjoint. For complex transformations, you will have to jump through hoops to gather all of the input nodes you need before transform