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Re: Rescuing XSLT from Niche Status

Subject: Re: Rescuing XSLT from Niche Status
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2001 20:35:33 GMT
Re:  Rescuing XSLT from Niche Status
> A colleague of mine has written an excellent paper describing a new way
> of looking at creating XSLT documents.

This is just what some people call the "pull" method.
In fact XSLT has a mechanism which is specifically there to make it act
more like the ASP type of templating language that you mention.

Having simplified your stylesheet down to to a single match="/"
template into which you "pull" the data, you can go the next step and
miss out the surrounding xsl:stylesheet and xsl:template elements
and just start off with (typically) the html element.
You just need to have an xsl:version attribute in the xsl namespace.

So your example would be

<HTML xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform"
        <FONT bgcolor="{member/favoriteColor}">
          Welcome <xsl:value-of select="member/name"/>!

No need for xsl:stylesheet.


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