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parameterizing serialization

From: Andre Cusson <ac@hyperbase.com>
Date: Thu, 07 Apr 2005 11:24:53 -0400
To: public-qt-comments@w3.org
Message-id: <6.2.1.2.0.20050407110840.01ea5430@pop.hyperbase.com>
Hi,

I do realize that I had suggested using override serialization attributes 
for result-document but further requirements and experience allowed me to 
see that further improvements are possible and would be simpler, more 
elegant and more in tune with XSLT2.0 and the <xsl:output/> 
approach/philosophy.  The solution requires that the format attribute is 
not limited to a literal QName.  For example, given something like:

         <xsl:output method="xml" version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" 
omit-xml-declaration="no" indent="yes" media-type="application/xml"/>
         <xsl:output name="jasper" method="xml" version="1.0" 
encoding="UTF-8" omit-xml-declaration="no" indent="yes" 
media-type="application/xml" 
doctype-system="http://jasperreports.sourceforge.net/dtds/jasperreport.dtd" 
doctype-public="//JasperReports//DTD Report Design//EN"/>
         <xsl:output name="xmlyes" method="xml" version="1.0" 
encoding="UTF-8" omit-xml-declaration="no" indent="yes" 
media-type="application/xml"/>
         <xsl:output name="xmlno" method="xml" version="1.0" 
encoding="UTF-8" omit-xml-declaration="no" indent="no" 
media-type="application/xml"/>
         <xsl:output name="htmlyes" method="html" version="1.0" 
encoding="UTF-8" omit-xml-declaration="no" indent="yes" 
media-type="text/html"/>
         <xsl:output name="htmlno" method="html" version="1.0" 
encoding="UTF-8" omit-xml-declaration="no" indent="no" media-type="text/html"/>
         <xsl:output name="packed" method="xml" version="1.0" 
omit-xml-declaration="yes" encoding="UTF-8" indent="no" 
media-type="text/html"/>


and a doctype variable set to the name of one of these output formats, I 
would rather have :

         <xsl:result-document href="{$path}" format="{$doctype}">
                 <xsl:apply-templates mode="buildpage" select="."/>
         </xsl:result-document>


than:

<xsl:choose>
         <xsl:when test="$doctype = 'jasper'">
                 <xsl:result-document href="{$path}" format="jasper">
                         <xsl:apply-templates mode="buildpage" select="."/>
                 </xsl:result-document>
         </xsl:when>
         <xsl:when test="$doctype = 'xmlyes'">
                 <xsl:result-document href="{$path}" format="xmlyes">
                         <xsl:apply-templates mode="buildpage" select="."/>
                 </xsl:result-document>
         </xsl:when>
         <xsl:when test="$doctype = 'xmlno'">
                 <xsl:result-document href="{$path}" format="xmlno">
                         <xsl:apply-templates mode="buildpage" select="."/>
                 </xsl:result-document>
         </xsl:when>
         <xsl:when test="$doctype = 'htmlyes'">
                 <xsl:result-document href="{$path}" format="htmlyes">
                         <xsl:apply-templates mode="buildpage" select="."/>
                 </xsl:result-document>
         </xsl:when>
         <xsl:when test="$doctype = 'htmlno'">
                 <xsl:result-document href="{$path}" format="htmlno">
                         <xsl:apply-templates mode="buildpage" select="."/>
                 </xsl:result-document>
         </xsl:when>
         <xsl:otherwise>
                 <xsl:result-document href="{$path}" format="xmlyes">
                         <xsl:apply-templates mode="buildpage" select="."/>
                 </xsl:result-document>
         </xsl:otherwise>
</xsl:choose>


or even than:

         <xsl:result-document href="{$path}" method="{$method}" 
indent="{$indent}" encoding="{$encoding}" version="{$version}" 
omit-xml-declaration="{@omit-xml-declaration}" 
doctype-system="{@doctype-system}" doctype-public="{@doctype-public}" 
media-type="{@media-type}">
                 <xsl:apply-templates mode="buildpage" select="."/>
         </xsl:result-document>


I thank you for your consideration, hoping that something can still be done 
to improve the standard before its official release.

Andre Cusson
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Received on Thursday, 7 April 2005 15:25:14 GMT

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