A weaker XSL?

Matthew Sergeant (EML) Matthew.Sergeant at eml.ericsson.se
Fri Feb 5 09:05:10 GMT 1999

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Clark Evans [SMTP:clark.evans at manhattanproject.com]
> Paul Prescod wrote:
> Exactly :)  With a weak-XSL you coudn't build the table of 
> contents BEFORE the entire stream is read, the same with 
> sorting, you can't do it before the entire stream is read.
> However, it can do other things, like turning a <catalog>
> into a <table>, building a index or trailing table of
> contents, etc.  Thus it still has use for translating
> XML into HTML and other output forms, while not requiring
> the memory and processing overhead. 
	I might have misunderstood, but what's the point of XSL in that case
then? Why not just use perl to do s/<(\/?)catalog>/<$1table>/ ?

	(obviously you can be more complete than this, I just wanted a
simple example).


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