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? David ________________________________________________________________________ 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: http://www.star.net.uk ________________________________________________________________________ XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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