RE: [xsl] xsl:script

Subject: RE: [xsl] xsl:script
From: Shimon Pozin <spozin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2001 20:31:13 -0500
Thanks, Wendell!

Is there a list of available namespaces and differences
between them? If I specify "";,
but version="1.1" will MS parser automatically switch to the
version 1.1 or 1.1 is not supported by MS at all?
And what's about xsl:script? Is there an implementation that
supports both tags: xsl:script and xsl:output?

Have a nice day,


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Wendell Piez [mailto:wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2001 9:49 AM
> To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [xsl] xsl:script
> Shimon,
> Actually, it's ""; that's earlier 
> -- it was the 
> namespace claimed by the December 1998 Working Draft of XSL 
> (hence the 
> "WD"). ""; was claimed by 
> the final 
> Recommendation version of XSLT 1.0, which was formally 
> accepted by W3C in 
> November 1999.
> The older namespace, like other namespaces declared by other working 
> drafts, would be long forgotten if not for an implementation that was 
> released in early 1999 by Microsoft in the MSXML processor. 
> What makes 
> matters worse for those concerned with compatibility, is that this 
> implementation was itself (a) not complete to the draft even 
> at that date, 
> and (b) nevertheless contained proprietary ("experimental") 
> extensions to 
> the erstwhile "XSL", which were (are?) undocumented as such. 
> The MSXML 
> parser is still out there, even being described in several 
> books in print, 
> most of which take it at face value and are unaware of the 
> conformance 
> issues and the confusion generated. To be fair, the MSXML parser was 
> labelled as an experimental pre-release ... but the hype 
> machine seems to 
> downplay that, to the extent it even understands that the package is 
> obsolete as delivered.
> Microsoft's current release, MSXML3 -- which is not bundled with the 
> browser, being obtainable only by download -- supports both 
> the current 
> Recommendation and the earlier WD.
> Way too much ink has been spilled trying to straighten out 
> this issue. This 
> is why tempers seem often to be shorter than is warranted by innocent 
> mistakes or understandable confusion on the part of a newbie. 
> It's as if 
> the Pinball Club were constantly being invaded by 
> shuffleboard players 
> wanting to know about the rules of shuffleboard, because a large toy 
> company was selling a shuffleboard set labelled "pinball". 
> They may be call 
> it pinball, but it's really shuffleboard. (They may call it 
> "XSL", but it's 
> not.) Unlike the Pinball Club, however, there's often money 
> and development 
> time riding on this.
> Regards,
> Wendell
> At 01:23 PM 1/18/01 -0500, you wrote:
> >Hello!
> >I guess this is kind of FAQ question, but I am frustrating to
> >find the answer.
> >I tried to add <xsl:script> element to my xsl file and
> >got warning that for namespace "";
> >xsl:script is not available. Then, I tried to switch to
> >latest version, using namespace "";
> >and got warning "Keyword xsl:output may not be used in namespace"
> >I need that xsl:output tag because I am transforming to xml and
> >html format, depending on parameter.
> >Could you tell me where can I read about current namespaces,
> >differences and so on. I thought that latest namespace should include
> >everything the earlier versions had plus new stuff, but seems I am
> >wrong in this assumption.
> >
> >Shimon
> >
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