XSL as XML transformation

DuCharme, Robert DuCharmR at moodys.com
Wed Apr 14 16:24:19 BST 1999

Mike is being modest here. He fails to mention that, for tackling
problems such as those he describes, his SAXON Java library is really

Bob DuCharme       www.snee.com/bob       <bob@  
snee.com>  see www.snee.com/bob/xmlann for "XML:
The Annotated Specification" from Prentice Hall.

> ----------
> From: 	Kay Michael[SMTP:Michael.Kay at icl.com]
> Sent: 	Thursday, April 08, 1999 2:59 PM
> To: 	xml-dev at ic.ac.uk
> Subject: 	RE: XSL as XML transformation
> > Does this mean that its possible to use XSL to do transformation 
> > from one XML document type to another? 
> Yes. 
> > If so are there any gotchas that I should be concerned with? 
> Yes. 
> 1. There must be a one-to-one mapping of input documents to output
> documents. 
> 2. There are no facilities for algorithmic transformations of
> attributes or element content. 
> 3. There are no facilities for adding "grouping" nodes (e.g. changing 
>  <H2></H2><P></P><P></P><H2></H2><P></P><P></P> to 
>  <S2><H2></H2><P></P><P></P></S2><S2><H2></H2><P></P><P></P></S2> 
> Mike Kay 

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