Re: Microsoft extensions to XSL (was RE: how to call Javasc
[Denis Hennessy] > For my work, the dropping of script support in the current draft has > been a major pain. For your work, you probably shouldn't be using a draft-in-progress. The Working Group decided that ECMAScript was not the way to provide that capability, and that it was better not to put something misleading in the draft, and to figure out the right way to do it before publishing anything on that front. > If Microsoft's processor is the only one that supports scripting, > then the platform decision is clear. I don't care whether the tag is > called <ms:eval> or <xsl:eval>; If they are using the namespace declaration <xsl:stylesheet xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/TR/WD-xsl"> which their examples do, then all <xsl:*> elements are from a namespace controlled by the W3C. There is no <eval> element in that namespace, and their documentation of such, explicitly from that namespace, is questionable at best and criminally fraudulent at worst. > the functionality is needed for a great many applications and if the > standard doesn't provide it, then proprietary extensions must. The standard doesn't provide it because there is no standard. There is a draft, explicitly in progress and not done yet. This functionality is intended, but not this way; investing effort in ECMAScript-based solutions will only waste your time. So I disagree that proprietary extensions are necessary, but even if they were, this isn't a proprietary extension; it is a lie about the contents of the http://www.w3.org/TR/WD-xsl namespace. -Chris absolutely not speaking in any way 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
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