Re: How is this part of the XSLT specification to be interpreted?

Subject: Re: How is this part of the XSLT specification to be interpreted?
From: Jeni Tennison <jeni@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2000 20:30:07 +0100
At 20:10 21/06/00 +0200, Bart Schuller wrote:
>On Wed, Jun 21, 2000 at 06:33:49PM +0100, Jeni Tennison wrote:
>> as the design pattern for including documentation instead.  In a previous
>> email, I've pointed out that this probably isn't a good idea just in case
>> some XSLT processor comes along that *does* understand the 'doc:template'
>> extension element, because then the content of the xsl:fallback element
>> (which is the content of the template) will not be processed, and your
>> legacy stylesheet won't work. 
>That seems extremely unlikely, because that processor would have to act
>not on the literal string 'doc:template' but on the
>namespace, which in reality would be something more like
> I promise not to have any XSLT
>processor interpret that, and the rest of the world has no claim on my
>domain :-)

Sure, you have control over your own namespaces, and in that case then putting your template content into an xsl:fallback element is future proof.

I was thinking about situations where you might use a public documentation standard (e.g. HTML) for your XSLT documentation.  In those cases, it's a lot more likely that an XSLT processor might take to interpreting their contents, particularly if that dialect started to be used as the standard for XSLT documentation.



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