RE: [xsl] document function serving up server script XML

Subject: RE: [xsl] document function serving up server script XML
From: "Philip Vallone" <philip.vallone@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2007 16:32:17 -0500
Well whether you use the document() or just call the XML file (like an RSS
feed), it all does the job.


-----Original Message-----
From: Mukul Gandhi [mailto:gandhi.mukul@xxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Saturday, February 24, 2007 1:46 PM
To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [xsl] document function serving up server script XML

I have earlier used the XSLT document() function to point to a URL
which returned a well-formed XML. The URL in my case was google news
feed (an XML stream). I applied XSLT templates on the XML returned by
the URL.

So I can say, that it's definitely workable.

On 2/23/07, Steve <subsume@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> In many places around my site--which deals with sensitive data--my XSL
> calls upon the document function to ask a server script to retrieve
> and serve up database results in XML.
> This script does not execute SQL arbitrarily, but based on its passed
> variables. However, this server script is set to ignore anything out
> of the house (originating from IP other than
> While this isn't XSL, per se, I'm sure someone out there has a similar
> method for getting live XML via document(). Or maybe its just bad
> practice in principle to rely on it so heavily?
> Thoughts, please!
> -S

Mukul Gandhi

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