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Re: XSLT

From: Martin J. Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2000 11:54:02 +0900
Message-Id: <4.2.0.58.J.20000818115052.0392d8a0@sh.w3.mag.keio.ac.jp>
To: "John Boyer" <jboyer@PureEdge.com>, "XML DSig" <w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org>
At 00/08/17 12:30 -0700, John Boyer wrote:
>I've often wondered, how open-ended is XSLT regarding the output.
>
>Are there permissible implementation differences that are not covered off 
>by throwing a c14n transform after (or before and after)?

There are definitely things that fall in this category, in particular
in the area of localization. For example you can say that you want
some items sorted, and can indicate that the sort order should
be according to e.g. Swedish practices, but you are not guaranteed
that your processor knows Swedish sorting, nor are you sure that
all processors do exactly the same for Swedish even if they know it.

This is I guess quite a bit away from your main problem.

Regards,   Martin.


>Or rather, is there an XSLT conformance mode that guarantees any 
>implementation adhering to that mode produces the exact same output 
>(except possibly for differences that can be corrected by c14n, and 
>possibly only if the input is canonicalized)?
>
>Or is it the case, for example, that random extra whitespace may be added 
>outside of start tags by some processors and not by others?
>
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