Re: [xsl] xinclude in XSLT
Subject: Re: [xsl] xinclude in XSLT|
From: Erik Wilde <net.dret@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2006 09:07:51 -0700
Do you know any location where this is described in detail? That is, exactly
what parts are not possible to implement with XSL-T 2.0?
i don't think that there is a good description anywhere. i asked this
question on xsl-list in august, but only received rather vague replies
so i had to go through xinclude and xslt, and there are two things that
xinclude requires you to do, and that xslt does not let you do:
the writing of these sections is not very clear, because it does not
explicitly say that this MUST be done, but as i understand the text,
this is what it means.
both of these things are not available in xslt, because the xpath node
tree (or the xdm, depending on which version of xslt you are looking at)
does not include this information.
(in xdm, unparsed entities in the infoset may be included in the data
model, but they are optional.)
so, because there is this discrepancy between xinclude and xslt, i think
there should be at least an appendix in xinclude talking about this,
because the idea of implementing xinclude with xslt is not that
far-fetched. so if you also think that at least xinclude should be more
explicit about no being xslt-friendly, then look at the latest draft
http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/PER-xinclude-20061003/ and send a comment to
including such an appendix in the next version of the specification.
personally, i think it would be much better to change the spec so that
it is xslt-friendly (i.e., is defined in a way so that it can be
implemented in xslt), but this may be too much to ask for for a minot
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