RE: [xsl] XInclude

Subject: RE: [xsl] XInclude
From: "Michael Kay" <michael.h.kay@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 31 May 2002 09:10:19 +0100
> Are xslt processors required to use XML parsers that 
> recognize and implement xinclude 
> ( If not, will they when it 
> becomes an official recommendation of the W3C? Do any 
> processors recognize it already?
No they are not required to expand XInclude.

There has been some debate on xml-dev about whether they are even
allowed to expand XInclude. Apparently one processor does so (I forget
which) and the user was complaining that they didn't want this.

It's not easy to see how we would extend the document() function to give
users control over the processing pipeline that generates the returned
tree. Pragmatically, I think this will be left up to implementors, using
techniques such as the JAXP URIResolver.

Michael Kay
Software AG
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