[XSL-LIST Mailing List Archive Home] [By Thread] [By Date] [Recent Entries] [Reply To This Message]

Re: is XSLT 2.0 implementable? (was: N : M transforma

Subject: Re: is XSLT 2.0 implementable? (was: N : M transformation)
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2003 18:00:36 GMT
Re:  is XSLT 2.0 implementable? (was:  N : M transforma
  That's very hard to do. There are good reasons why XSLT is defined in
  terms of a transformation of one data model instance to another, leaving
  a great deal of flexibility as to how (and whether) the data model
  instance is derived from some source XML document. 

agreed, however...

However while XSLT1 is usefully vague in this area which allows
dom manipulations before transformation, or sax parsing a gedcom file as
input, there is an understanding that document() when given a uri
pointing at an xml document _doesnt_ radically modify the document
before passing it to XSLT.

> If we said that the input had to be source XML,
the main input just comes from "somewhere" but the document() function 
could be more explicit about what is supposed to happen if the uri
returns something with an xml mime type (without preventing it doing
something intersting on non-xml data).

If a conforming XSLT processor can output "hello world" given any
input as it  always constructs the same PSVI tree given any document then
how can you ever do any conformance testing?


This e-mail has been scanned for all viruses by Star Internet. The
service is powered by MessageLabs. For more information on a proactive
anti-virus service working around the clock, around the globe, visit:

 XSL-List info and archive:  http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list

Current Thread


Purchasing Stylus Studio from our online shop is Easy, Secure and Value Priced!

Buy Stylus Studio Now

Download The World's Best XML IDE!

Accelerate XML development with our award-winning XML IDE - Download a free trial today!

Don't miss another message! Subscribe to this list today.
First Name
Last Name
Subscribe in XML format
RSS 2.0
Atom 0.3
Site Map | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Trademarks
Free Stylus Studio XML Training:
W3C Member
Stylus Studio® and DataDirect XQuery ™are products from DataDirect Technologies, is a registered trademark of Progress Software Corporation, in the U.S. and other countries. © 2004-2013 All Rights Reserved.