Re: Splitting XSL

Subject: Re: Splitting XSL
From: "Richard Lander" <rlander@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 7 Feb 1999 11:37:10 -0500

I'm currious about the way that these two languages would likely interact.
Would transformation- and style-sheets be accessible from an XML document as
XSL sheets currently are? I guess I'd like to know if the following example
is likely.

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<?xml-stylesheet type="text/xtl" href="report.xtl"?>
<?xml-stylesheet type="text/xsl" href="report.xsl"?>
<?xml-stylesheet type="text/css" href="report.css"?>
<P>This report is very important.</P>

I would assume that XTL- and XSL-compliant agents would  execute/resolve the
XTL sheet first, transforming the XML doc into a result tree, before
applying the flow object rules in the XSL sheet. Other user agents might
only apply one of the above, depending on which specs they supported.

Which form of SS PI is current (<?xml:stylesheet or <?xml-stylesheet)?

Thanks for your help.


-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Prescod <paul@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Saturday, February 06, 1999 8:23 AM
Subject: Splitting XSL

>Here is the text I propose. I look forward to comments.
>A proposal for the creation of a standard transformation language
>"XSL does not require result trees to use the formatting vocabulary and
>thus can be used for general XML transformations."
>    -- Extensible Stylesheet Language (WD-xsl-19981216)
>XSL fits the definition of a transformation language. This situation is
>very confusing for many people because XSL claims to be a transformation
>language and has the features of a transformation language but its
>name has the world "style" in it. It is also clearly intended to be a
>stylesheet language.

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