XML/XSL->XML: how to add <!DOCTYPE> ????

Claude Pasquier Claude.Pasquier at sophia.inria.fr
Fri Aug 13 15:26:11 BST 1999

"W. Eliot Kimber" wrote:
> Claude Pasquier wrote:
> >
> > "E.L. Willighagen" wrote:
> > >
> > > Does anyone know how to add a <!DOCTYPE> line when converting XML to XML
> > > with a XSL?
> > >
> > > Cannot find it in the W3C WD, nor in any newsgroup/maillist.
> > >
> > > Egon
> > >
> >
> > You may write it like this :
> >   <xsl:text>&lt;!DOCTYPE ...</xsl:text>
> I don't think this will work. The latest WD is clear that &lt; in the
> input will be quoted in the output. I tested with iXSLT (just because it
> was the closest to hand) and that's what it did. Our analysis is that
> XSL provides no mechanism for creating DOCTYPE declarations. I think
> this is a serious flaw in the current design.

It works with the XSL processor of SAXON, but it's true that this point (the
creation of DOCTYPE declation with XSL) is not addressed in the current W3C WD.


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