RE: Deprecating XSLT templates
I'm trying to figure out what you mean. If you provide an example with your reference to <xsl:message>, perhaps some of us can get an idea of what you're getting at. Are you talking about deprecating *particular* template rules in a stylesheet? "Deprecation" doesn't really make much sense here, because we're not talking about an API, as in "You're discouraged from using this template rule". It's up to the stylesheet processor which template rules to apply. Perhaps you wish to override a particular template rule? This can be done using <xsl:import>, where the importing stylesheet template rules override otherwise matching rules in the imported stylesheet. This might be compared to inheritance in Java, except that multiple inheritance is also supported, since you can import from more than one stylesheet (although we normally don't consider importing stylesheets to have an "is-a" relationship with imported stylesheets; "home.xsl is a page.xsl and is a navbar.xsl, etc."). Somehow, I don't think that's what you're after either. Perhaps you're interested in "deprecating" entire stylesheets, which at least would make more sense from the perspective of an API. When I compile something in Java, it may give me a message saying "this method has been deprecated". In that sense, I suppose that <xsl:message> would be the appropriate route, except that I wonder why that stylesheet still exists, why you're calling it, or why you wouldn't want it anymore. Please give more details! What's the issue that made you raise this question? Thanks, Evan Lenz elenz@x... http://www.xyzfind.com XYZFind, the search engine *designed* for XML Download our free beta software: http://www.xyzfind.com/beta -----Original Message----- From: xml-dev-errors@l... [mailto:xml-dev-errors@l...]On Behalf Of Tim McCune Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2000 11:49 AM To: xml-dev@l... Subject: RE: Deprecating XSLT templates -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 The same way you would deprecate a method in Java. Sorry, I didn't consider the non-programmers here. - -----Original Message----- From: Peter S. Housel [mailto:housel@h...] Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2000 12:12 PM To: xml-dev@l... Subject: Re: Deprecating XSLT templates Tim McCune <timm@c...> wrote: > The subject line sort of says it all. Has anyone given any thought > to this? The only thing we've come up with so far is sticking some > <xsl:message>s in them. I can't make heads or tails out of the subject line. Do you want to "express disapproval of", "play down", or "disparage" XSLT templates? Are you trying to compute your income taxes, and need to "lower their price or estimated value"? Cheers, - -Peter S. Housel- housel@a... http://members.home.com/housel/ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: PGPfreeware 6.5.3 for non-commercial use <http://www.pgp.com> iQA/AwUBOdzMfNUPOr8a7vy5EQJhzgCdG2eJyyQRH9yffqf3aIGfknFqKNsAoP+o /HL2ssQceMPE9ZPdeUXxPNDb =niWF -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
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