Re: [xsl] xinclude in XSLT[2]

Subject: Re: [xsl] xinclude in XSLT[2]
From: Frans Englich <frans.englich@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2006 16:33:44 +0200
On Friday 20 October 2006 12:47, Henry S. Thompson wrote:
> Further to the thread from August [1] on this subject, I've produced a
> trivial proof-of-concept [2], in XSLT 1.0, which may be useful as a
> stopgap until Erik completes his much more ambitious version [3].


I've written an XInclude implementation and is currently working on(in the 
long term) on XSL-T 2.0. I haven't at all thought about implementing XInclude 
in XSL-T, but I now see several advantages:

* Safe. It would use the XSL-T engine and therefore not be coded in relatively 
low-level code(and the security/bug hazards it brings, be it Java or C++).
* Could be fast(er). Since the XSL-T "machinery" is used it could be that 
existing caching etc is used.
* Should be a lot more simpler implementation.

It will be interesting to look at Erik's more ambitious project. If it 
attempts to support for example the xpath10() scheme I can imagine there will 
be a noticeble compile-time performance impact to transform it all into XSL-T 
for a two-pass transform -- or other features that might make a "native" 
XInclude implementation interesting.



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