Subject: Re: [xsl] Can I suppress entity substitution in XSLT?|
From: "J.Pietschmann" <j3322ptm@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2003 20:10:23 +0200
... this kind of processing is limited in its application (a) to scenarios where file-writing is part of the pipeline,
Generally: writing to a stream (character or byte stream). However, there is no real standard for passing d-o-e instructions (or any other serializtion instructions) downstream, which means it is best if the XSLT processor serializes itself.
and (b) in the engines it will work on -- i.e., it's not as portable as XSLT generally.
D-o-e is available in any XSLT processor capable of writing to a stream I ever saw.
The big problem with d-o-e is that it may suddenly stop working even if the *very* *same* XSLT processor was used. People rarely recognize that adding postprocessing on a nonserialized form of the XSLT processor output matters unless they get burned.