RE: [xsl] XMLPipe model: should we change the name?

Subject: RE: [xsl] XMLPipe model: should we change the name?
From: "Michael Kay" <michael.h.kay@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2003 10:23:57 -0000
> One thing that we noticed when implementing stylesheet 
> chaining/pipelining/ whatever in 4Suite (see, I can 
> advertise, too) is the problem of what to do with external 
> stylesheet parameters. Say you want to pass the output of 
> stylesheet 1 to stylesheet 2, and stylesheet 2 needs some 
> top-level parameters passed in. For now we just don't do 
> anything; only the first stylesheet in the chain gets that 
> privilege. So I'm curious... what does your system do in this 
> regard? Or if you prefer not to divulge, what do people think a system
> *should* do?
I've always advised people to add the information to the document that's
being passed down the pipeline, so stylesheets after the first get all
the information from their source document. This works, except in the
case where stylesheets in the pipeline expect parameters and can't be

Michael Kay
Software AG
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