RE: calling external functions

Subject: RE: calling external functions
From: Pieter Rijken <pieter.rijken@xxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 17 Dec 1999 17:10:18 +0100
> Just as an exploration question:
> If, for example, you would have the capability to have access 
> to the GROVE
> with an API, and that this GROVE would be accessible from 
> other languages
> like Python, Perl, etc... If, in a dsssl-specification you 
> could include the
> Python script (just as an example) and have this script 
> called and executed
> before the styling script. Would this be useful?
> So the script document would be like
> <dsssl-specification>
> <transformation-specification language="python">
> ... your Python script here ....
> <transformation-specification>
> <style-specification>
> .... DSSSL styling language .....
> </style-specification>
> </dsssl-specification>
> The engine would first run the "transformation-specification" 
> section and
> this latter followed by the "style-specification" section. 
> The Python script
> would have constructs giving it access to the GROVE to perform either
> transformation or modification of the original document.
> So, would this help you to resolve your problem?

Have a look at Cost:
Perhaps it does what you want.


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