RE: [xsl] Content negotiation in XSLT

Subject: RE: [xsl] Content negotiation in XSLT
From: "Houghton,Andrew" <houghtoa@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2008 11:18:58 -0400
> From: Richard Light [mailto:richard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Monday, July 14, 2008 11:01 AM
> To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [xsl] Content negotiation in XSLT
> Can XSLT 2.0 do content negotiation?  Looking at the Linking Open Data
> work, it seems to me that it would be useful if XSLT processors could
> specify in the document() function that what they want is, for example,
> application/rdf+xml.  Then they could be served the RDF version of a
> Semantic Web resource, rather than the HTML "human-readable" version.
> There are words in section 16.1 of the XSLT 2.0 spec about media types,
> but it isn't clear to me that they extend to being able to specify
> which
> media type you want.  I would be delighted to be put right on this one.

You can always create an HTTP URI to a proxy service that takes the target URI
and media type and constructs an appropriate Accept header to the original
URI.  For example:

target URI:
proxy  URI:

You would then use the proxy URI in the document function.


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