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Subject: Re: http request - unexpected characters after document end
From: owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (by way of MulberryTechnologies List Owner)
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2001 17:43:16 -0400
Re:  http request - unexpected characters after documen
From: "Michael Beddow" <mbnospam@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
References: <JIEGINCHMLABHJBIGKBCMEHNCPAA.julian.reschke@xxxxxx>
Subject: Re:  http request - unexpected characters after document end
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2001 09:52:43 +0100

> >  I have never known anyone to use document() to call a XML
>>   by its full URL
> > [...]
> >  Anyone know?  - I checked out the spec and I couldn't see anything which
> >  explicitly said you could or couldn't do this, nor was their anything I
> >  could find in the XSLT books I've got lying around.
> Why shouldn't it be allowed? It's useful, it works (if what you get is XML),
> and it's not forbidden in the spec.

It does indeed work and it's extremely useful, allowing you to keep some
of your data on a server dedicated to responding to retrievals via
document() and access it from XSLT processes running anywhere on the
network. I think the reason document() is under-appreciated and
under-used is that in some earlier XSLT implementations it was
inadequately implemented, but that's no longer a problem with current

Michael Beddow   http://www.mbeddow.net/
XML and the Humanities page:  http://xml.lexilog.org.uk/

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