Re: [xsl] RE: external files

Subject: Re: [xsl] RE: external files
From: "Tamre2" <Tamre2@xxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2001 15:38:14 -0700
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From: Michael Kay <mhkay@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2001 2:59 PM
Subject: [xsl] RE: external files

> > I need to import an external file specified in my XML source
> > into the output
> > of my XSL transform. Ideally I would like to subject this
> > external file to a
> > seperate, source-specified XSL transform before piping it
> > into the output
> > stream. How can I best get this done?
> Is the external file XSL silly?
> You'll need to do some scripting of some kind, and the details will depend
> on your processor. With TrAX (=JAXP 1.1) I might tackle it by loading the
> document using the document() function, and writing a URIResolver to do
> separate transform before handing over the result.
> Alternatively since you are copying the external file unchanged, you could
> include it at the serialization stage: many processors have a SAX
> between the transformer and the serializer, so you can put a SAX filter in
> between to modify the data stream at this stage.
> Mike Kay
> Software AG
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