Re: linkedin discussion of "can you sell an XSLT?"
Dimitre Novatchev wrote: Hi, > What is still missing is the ability to compile a set/library > of stylesheets that can be used by a primary stylesheet at > runtime. Though there is not any provision in the W3 Spec how > to do this for XSLT (I think things are better for XQuery), a > de-facto standard/implementation would be extremely useful. Not > only some existing libraries such as FXSL, FunctX, ()one put > here any EXSLT *implementation*, although EXSLT is just a > specification, and by default the implementations are not in > XSLT themselves) etc., would benefit from easier deployment > (say in browsers), but this will stimulate authors to write > more such libraries -- to the benefit of the whole XSLT > developers community. While I agree on the benefits, I do not think that's an effect of being able to /compile/ libraries, but more generally of having a standard /packaging/ format (kind of a JAR containing a set of XSLT modules and a descriptor of them, for instance.) Regards, -- Florent Georges http://www.fgeorges.org/
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