Re: How to do XML to XML translation

Subject: Re: How to do XML to XML translation
From: Paul Prescod <papresco@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 1998 11:43:00 -0500
Michael Kay wrote:
> I don't think XSL in its current form is designed to do
> this, and the requirements for the "real" XSL suggest that
> it's not even heading in this direction.

That's true, but I think that it will only take a small proprietary
extension to make XML->XML transformations quite doable. I base this on my
belief that any industrial-strength style language is going to be
sufficiently powerful to do any transformation that a person could need.
All you need is a set of flow objects for each of the XML constructs. I
think that Jade demonstrates this fact quite well.

In other words, if you already know XSL, I don't think it will make sense
to go out and learn Java/SAXON or C/LTXML just because what you want to do
is not within the XSL specification. They are just as "non-standard" as an
XSL-ish transformation language will be.

 Paul Prescod  -

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