Subject: Re: [xsl] execute external batch program From: Abel Braaksma <abel.online@xxxxxxxxx> Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2007 15:15:43 +0100
Davide Antoni wrote:
there's a way to execute an'external batch from a stylesheets?
XSLT is a Transformation language, it is, in principal, not meant to
call other programs. Often, a stylesheet transformation is processed as
part of a chain, where on the pre-or post-processing side some program
is called to do something with the input (i.e., FO processing,
translation, another xslt process). In addition, XSLT is a functional
language, with the (in)famous "no side effects" rule, which would be
quickly violated by calling into another program.
It would help if you explained your problem, so we can provide you with
some possible solutions.
That said, if you *must* call some "external batch" (whatever that is)
from your stylesheet, you can always create an extension function, which
is simple enough. Consult the manual of your particular processor for
how to do this.