Re: [xsl] Copy results

Subject: Re: [xsl] Copy results
From: Steven Ericsson-Zenith <steven@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2008 02:52:56 -0700
On Jul 8, 2008, at 2:42 AM, Michael Kay wrote:

XSLT is essentially a special-purpose language - its design is optimized for
the task of transforming XML to XML.

Okay, interesting comments coming from you. So I don't doubt that it is sound advice. All I am doing in my pipeline is XML to XML transformations on a hierarchy of collections. It is just that at one point in that process I may want the output to go to two locations. To do this outside of XSLT I will have to generate a different file that contains the published file list and then copy the files - introducing unhelpful latencies and potential points of failure.

Surely the mere fact that results-document exists in XSLT suggests some elementary file processing may be required.

With respect,

-- Dr. Steven Ericsson-Zenith Institute for Advanced Science & Engineering

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