RE: RE: XSL-List Digest V3 #1175
> > Given that an XML document may have an attribute indicating > the schema > > location, and given that that schema may be an XSD (ie XML) > file - it > > strikes me as entirely possible to create a callable > (library?) XSLT > > template to read that schema document - and thus to > populate default > > entities in the live document. The whole thing can be pure XML/XSLT. > > XSLT 1.0 could read the schema but it would be a major task > to program many of the schema processing rules required > without having explicit schema extensions in XSLT 2/XPath 2. > Supporting the built in datatypes requires at least a regexp > handler and some date arithmetic, neither of which is much > fun to code in XSLT. Conversely (as shown by schematron) much > of the functionality of the structural constraints from > schema part 1 could be equivalently coded in XSLT. Exactly. So with just a little bit of extra functionality (regex dates) this isn't a major task. We don't need a fully schema aware xslt processor to make use of schema Ciao Chris XML/XSL Portal http://www.bayes.co.uk/xml XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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