A customer of ours recently asked…”what does that 20 years of experience mean?” The question was a funny one, since the answer is obvious to anyone with measurable experience…or who have dealt with a consultant or developer who lacks the experience.
So recently FileMaker corrected a long standing mistake by putting a fork in XSLT. XSLT was FileMaker’s web published brain child … back in the days of FileMaker Pro 7. FMI believed that XML would make a better web publishing tool, than then industry standard PHP. Never mind that everyone and their grandma (ok, well maybe not Grandma) was using PHP for web publishing. I personally begged … at the time…with the responsible parties…not to go down this road, but to support the open PHP. No Dice. So about 5 years later…the mistake is corrected by putting XSLT out of its misery. (more…)