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RE: RE: XSL-List Digest V3 #1175

Subject: RE: RE: XSL-List Digest V3 #1175
From: "Chris Bayes" <chris@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2001 16:32:20 +0100
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

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