Re: HTML forms with XSLT slideshow question
> > extract from http://www.w3.org/1999/08/WD-xslt-19990813#extension <http://www.w3.org/1999/08/WD-xslt-19990813#extension> > > >>> This version of XSLT does not provide a mechanism for defining > > >>> implementations of extensions. > > The XSLT spec defines that syntax for calling your extension functions, it > just doesn't define the calling conventions you need to use when > implementing the functions. All of the above systems (except MS) support >the same syntax for calling extensions functions but your code for >implementing the function will vary between the systems. > >This is the point. >I want my stylesheets portable and don't have much time >to write proprietary implementations. >In other words I want my stylesheets to be "XSLT stylesheets", not "XT XSLT stylesheets" or >"SAXON XSLT stylesheets". >Combination XSLT / ( Java- | Perl- | Python- )Script is processor independent. And until next >version of XSLT draft (hopefully) I will stay with it. >All this said, extensions shipped with XT are great and I use them, of course, even though they >changed from July to August version of the XT processor. I love the idea of extension functions, but they are unusable as is to me. While I have some SAXON specific XSLT stylesheets, my norm is parser independence. With extension functions parser independence is not possible. I believe the July working draft listed the binding to the extension function as a futures issue. The August working draft says nothing about a standard for "implementation conventions" (bindings). Both SAXON and XT require the extension functions to be implemented in very different ways. I love the XT method and wish it would be matured into the standard. Any one know what the current thinking / plan for this standard is? Also I believe Sun may be including the extension functions binding in its XML interface standard, but I do not follow this closely. Brian Smith XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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