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    I started a job yesterday so I will be unable to answer many of the questions you guys will ask (I have them too). Essentially I will be redeveloping a perl website into a servlet driven website and I was wondering what some of the advantages/disadvantages of going with an xml/xsl display model over straight HTML/CSS. This is a very unique position where I assume I will be given quite a bit of lattitude in developing the basic arcitecture of the website.
    I'm sure you're going to ask, what does this website do? It is best to think of it as a process management system, where there are processes where you add a file and then are allowed to create multiple paths based on what happens with the file as it is processed. Essentially I will be creating dynamic forms that cater to over 700 different processes with different parameters.
    Given this knowledge would you choose to develop a website with a more standard HTML/CSS model or the XML/XSL model, and most importantly, what are the perceived advantages/disadvantages of both?

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    The key question here is, I would think, whether there are cases where you will have a single XML data source that needs to be converted into several different views in a structured way. That's where using XML+XSL would work. If you always offer the same view into discrete data sources, then you only really need to use HTML+CSS.


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