RE: Converting wd-XSL to XSLT
Hi Jim, Well, you're in bad luck, according to this thread: http://www.biglist.com/lists/xsl-list/archives/200302/msg00540.html where Andrew tells about his experience and advices to do it manually, after having produced the desired output using the old stylesheets (then you know to where you should be coding). I guess that may be the best way to go. The only postive side of the story is that you're going to be learning XSLT, and not the outdated (Working Draft-) WD-XSL, which was erronously implemented by Microsoft in final products, a thing they won't do so quickly anymore I think... Anyway, people have done it manually, so give it a go. Although there should be, I can't find anything that points to a list of TODO things when entering this type of process. Good luck! <prs/> -----Original Message----- From: Jim Smith [mailto:jimsmith0@xxxxxxxxx] Sent: Wednesday, February 09, 2005 4:59 PM To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: Converting wd-XSL to XSLT I've recently begun a job that will require me to get the hang of XSL, so I'm still a bit over my head. I'm working with an online database which allows clients to get information from tables in XML, and then create custom views with XSL. Before I was brought on, my co-workers, discovered a cache of XSL stylesheets provided by database, and we've been tweaking those files to suit our purposes. The problem is that I've come to learn that all of these stylesheets are in wd-XSL, which I presume is the reason they won't work in Mozilla or Firefox. I'd like to convert them, but I don't know how. I've determined that the <xsl:eval> and <xsl:script> tags are outdated, but I don't know what to replace them with. I began to give in to writing all future stylesheets in wd-XSL, but I quickly realized that a lot of the code I've been learning from my XSLT books isn't going to be backwards-compatible. So it's looking like I only know enough about each version to get nothing done with either of them. I learned about a program for converting wd-XSL to XSLT, but the resulting code didn't make a lot of sense. I'd much rather learn how to convert from one to the other by hand, so that I can get a feel for the differences between them. Can anyone help me? Jim Smith
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