Re: Chapter 14 of the XML Bible now online

Subject: Re: Chapter 14 of the XML Bible now online
From: Sebastian Rahtz <sebastian.rahtz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 20 Jul 1999 16:05:28 +0000 (GMT)
James Tauber writes:
 > I too disagree with the statement, but it is almost right. XSL, by itself,
 > cannot transform from or to a non-XML format. Even in your example with
 > xsl:text, sebastian, the result is an XML entity.

yes, I see what you mean. technically, its a transform to XML, so I am 
wrong. but the sentence I quoted from the book surely *is* misleading, 
because if you read it, the simple technique I mentioned might never
occur to you.

 > *However*, XSL most certainly *can* be used to transform to non-XML formats,
 > you just one additional thing: an output filter that understands the
 > result-ns. 
right, that was what I was thinking of in explicit support


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