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