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Ishan is Director of New Products at Moovweb. He has been launching mobile products for the iPhone since the day it was released, and his work has been featured on TechCrunch, ReadWriteWeb and LifeHacker. Prior to Moovweb, Ishan worked at Digidesign and his expertise was in multi-threaded real-time systems programming for the computer music industry. Ishan holds dual-degrees in electrical engineering and mathematics from MIT.
To most Web developers, it sounds controversial until you hear the punchline: Last summer, the developers in charge of Google’s Chrome browser floated a proposal that went virtually unnoticed by the technology press, which was to remove support for an established W3C standard that every other browser vendor still supports.
The standard in question? Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations, otherwise known as XSLT. In reaction to this news, most Web developers would likely shrug and say “So what?” That’s unfortunate. Transformations are a simple yet powerful technique for separating content and presentation in Web applications.