Re: microsoft latest, bug with extension elements?

Subject: Re: microsoft latest, bug with extension elements?
From: Paul Tchistopolskii <paul@xxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2000 12:46:08 -0700
> ok, understood. go on, go wild, and release an August version! 
> since it breaks most of my existing stylesheets....
> its a pity we don't have a mechanism in XSL for
>  if $processor = Microsoft
>     import this .xsl file
>  else
>     import that .xsl file

Because we have no else in XSLT, I assume you want 
the preprocessor mechanism in XSLT ? ( #ifdef )

I don't think it is really needed. XSLScript , for example, 
can generate XSLT-processor specific java bindings
from some high-level 'neutral' binding construction.

For your example it is actually possible to use 
something like m4, I think.

Solving the problems of this kind with mechanism 
other than microprocessor is not a good idea, I think, 
and idea of polluting XSLT with yet another 
microprocessor looks suspicious, I think. 

( BTW - it's a pity that build-in XML weird 
microprocessor is so weak that it can not 
be used for  conditional inclusions. )


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