Re: How recursively iterate over entire document?
Wendell, Thanks for your response. Sorry, I neglected to say that I am using XSLT 2.0. As for generating stylesheets to generate stylesheets... that's an idea I hadn't thought of. That gives me some new possibilities to think about. I can do this sort of thing fairly easily with DOM, but I really wanted to use the advanced xpath 2.0 features that are not available to me there. I'll keep hacking at it... maybe it will be a DOM/XSLT hybrid solution. On 8/11/05, Wendell Piez <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Chris, > > What you are trying to accomplish in a single pass defies the processing > model for XSLT 1.0. If you could map out the dependencies between the > different settings explicitly, it might not be completely inconceivable > under XSLT 2.0, but it's not a task I'd relish. I'd probably be inclined to > start with the assumption that N passes over the data may be needed, where > N is the number of assertions you are making. > > While evaluate() may be handy, I'd suggest you try thinking through how > you'd do this without it -- writing a stylesheet to generate stylesheets. > You could, in fact, generate a suite of stylesheets to be executed > consecutively over your data in a (longish) pipeline (they'd all be > variants of the identity transform, except amended with logic from your > settings). This would have the virtue of clarifying the dependencies. Your > process expects x to happen before y -- but the XSLT processing model > doesn't support that specification explicitly (it's designed so processors > can execute steps in parallel if they like). > > This is sort of like trying to repair your engine while your car is moving > at 65mph on the highway. > > Cheers, > Wendell
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