SAX2 and XSLT processors
I have raised this issue before, and somehow it didn't get very far. But I feel that a standard API for XSLT processors , in the spirit of SAX, would be very helpful. One interesting way for doing it would be to build upon the SAX2 extension mechanism, providing a standard SAX2 feature called http://xml.org/sax/features/xslt-transformation and a write only property it uses, called http://xml.org/sax/properties/xslt-stylesheet which takes an InputSource value. I like this approach since it meshes well with the SAX2 framework. Given that XSLT processor writers will need to adapt their code to SAX2 anyway, using this opportunity to get a standard API to such processors seems like a good idea. The amount of work required seems pretty small, at least for an XSLT processor which is already built on top of a SAX parser and produces SAX events as the results - these are the only ones which should be integrated into this framework, anyway. There remains the question of how to obtain a SAX2 parser supporting XSLT - say for example I have both XP and XT in my system, I'd expect XP to be the default SAX parser. However this is an open question in the current SAX2 interface for all extensions, not just for XSLT, so we can wait until it gets resolved in general. David Megginson has started writing the SAX2 documentation, listing standard features and properties (see http://www.megginson.com/SAX/SAX2/). How about adding this feature there? Share & Enjoy, Oren Ben-Kiki xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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