Re: Recursive Template Application

Subject: Re: Recursive Template Application
From: Matt Sergeant <matt@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2000 21:26:33 +0100 (BST)
On Mon, 19 Jun 2000, Paul Tchistopolskii wrote:

> > > XSLT is a "single-pass" process, all template rules are applied to the input
> > > document (or tree), there's no standard way within the language of applying
> > > a second transformation to the result of the first.
> > 
> > Actually there is a standard way, but its outside the realm of XSLT and
> > inside the realm of XML. Its called "cascading" and is detailed in the
> > HTML 4.0 spec, and referenced explicitly in
> >
> > 
> > The only processor I'm aware of that directly supports this model is AxKit
> > (funny that, eh?), although I'm certain there must be others. I've written
> > a sort of high-level overview of how this works on the axkit web
> > site:
> ... or you may just invoke Ux in command line mode, instead of invoking 
> XT itself.
> ux  "transformation_1.xsl |  transformation_2.xsl | transformation_n.xsl "

That is not the same thing - this does not use the w3c ratified technique 
for cascading styling - like most other XSLT stylers, this uses a custom
non-ratified, non-standard technique for cascading.

Ux sounds nice, but its not what I was talking about ;-)


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