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Re: SGML complexity

  • From: <juanrgonzaleza@c...>
  • To: <xml-dev@l...>
  • Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2006 06:10:54 -0700 (PDT)

Re:  SGML complexity
bryan rasmussen said:
>> And also because XSLT is not all one needs. Can I script in JS an
>> up-down navigation menu for a website. How could i do that using
>> client side XSLT (could in XSLT 2)?
> I guess you could if an up-down navigation menu is done using html. you
> can of course also generate javascript. This is probably top level
> clueless question about XSL-T likely to be encountered from people who
> don't use it.

And sure you can transform XML input docs to SVG or to LaTeX,
Mathematica... but i cannot think anyone claiming that XSLT draw as SVG,
print as LaTeX or simbolically integrate expressions.

Sure also you can ***introduce*** JS and other stuff into the XSLT
template and the final doc will contain the JS code managing the DOM for
the up-down navigation menu. But the dinamical menu is being managed via

That i said is that you cannot use XSLT (at least 1.0) for the menu in the
_final_ doc,  you _may_ use JS.

Therefore here XSLT is lacking functionality. Is not?

---- DATA -----

function openMenu(itsId){
  document.getElementById(itsId).style.visibility = "visible";
function closeMenu(itsId){
  document.getElementById(itsId).style.visibility = "hidden";


<a id="topPrimaryMenu1" ... onmouseover="openMenu('navigationZone1')">
navigation menu| </a>

What is XSLT counterexample if any?


Juan R.


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