Re: [xsl] Generating XML fragment to DOM node using XSL

Subject: Re: [xsl] Generating XML fragment to DOM node using XSL
From: Wendell Piez <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2003 18:10:52 -0500

At 05:05 PM 12/16/2003, you wrote:
I'm starting to get the sinking feeling that what I need to do isn't
possible using XSLT alone, and I'm going to need to come up with some hack
the post-processes a new DOM tree and copies the results into the tree I
want. It's not the solution I was hoping for, but nothing better seems to be
presenting itself...

I think you're right about this. XSLT doesn't address how its input is produced or how its output is handled, beyond some guidance about how settings in <xsl:output/> may be respected by a serializer, which obviously doesn't pertain to your case.

From the perspective of the XSLT process, there is an input document and an output "result tree". These are two different things. There's no notion of replacing one tree with another, or adding to or modifying a tree that already exists, though a calling environment might well do this. It really seems like yours is a DOM question -- your transform can give you a tree, but it doesn't address how you would plant it where you want it.


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