RE: How to do XML to XML translation
> -----Original Message----- > From: Chris Maden [SMTP:crism@xxxxxxxxxxx] > Sent: Wednesday, July 01, 1998 4:01 AM > To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: Re: How to do XML to XML translation > > [Stefan Trcek] > > I want to convert a XML source language into another XML destination > > language. So I setup an XSL spec to do the conversion, I use xslj > > to convert to DSSSL and jade to convert to the destination. > > > > All works fine, if I use HTML or DSSSL flow objects (i.e. I can > > convert my src to HTML or RTF). > > Those are the only things that the initial submission mentioned, and > probably all that Henry implemented. > > However, the upcoming draft of XSL will support XML-to-XML > transformation, or at least that's the current consensus. > Now I thought this had been debated - I for one was confused with the purpose of XSL thinking that it did allow arbitrary flow objects/general output, but was told that no, the output is specific and predefined (to at this stage deliver for HTML and RTF). And I've come to agree in that the accronym includes the word 'style' and not 'transformation' (XTL?) and so is for producing styled output. Transformations should be done in a separate process (Use Omnimark and say pipe the output to the XSL engine). BTW I still think the styled output mechanism [expletive deleted] as it *isn't* easily descernible from the XML. Such as in the '<div>' in this: rule> <target-element/> <DIV> <children/> </DIV> </rule> Regards, Brooke ============================================== http://www.butterworths.com.au/profile/people/brooke/bw.htm +61 412 024 742 +61 2 9422 2223 Butterworths Electronic Publishing Developer > -Chris, not speaking for the XSL WG > -- > <!NOTATION SGML.Geek PUBLIC "-//Anonymous//NOTATION SGML Geek//EN"> > <!ENTITY crism PUBLIC "-//O'Reilly//NONSGML Christopher R. Maden//EN" > "<URL>http://www.oreilly.com/people/staff/crism/ <TEL>+1.617.499.7487 > <USMAIL>90 Sherman Street, Cambridge, MA 02140 USA" NDATA SGML.Geek> > > > XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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