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Re: A silly idea?

From: <AndrewWatt2001@aol.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Sep 2002 05:50:40 EDT
Message-ID: <b0.2c2e66ab.2aa882f0@aol.com>
To: rt@cygnets.co.uk, www-forms@w3.org
In a message dated 05/09/2002 09:43:05 GMT Daylight Time, 
AndrewWatt2001@aol.com writes:


> XSLT is built on XPath. XPath has no way to access or manipulate the DOCTYPE 
> declaration. The DOCTYPE declaration inevitably changes between a Working 
> Draft and a full Recommendation. So you can't use XSLT to update all of the 
> document.
> 
> So, it cannot be done using XSLT alone.

Hm .... Apologies. ... That's the trouble with mailing lists. You sometimes 
think for 2 seconds and type for 30. :)

It *would* be possible to handle the DOCTYPE issue.

By providing appropriate values for the doctype-public and doctype-system 
attributes on xsl:output the output document could have the DOCTYPE 
declaration appropriate to a REC (or later draft).

Of course, you are left with the practical problem of finding an 
XSLT-literate person who is also sufficiently on top of different versions to 
actually write a stylesheet. And who has the time and inclination to do so.

Andrew Watt
Received on Thursday, 5 September 2002 05:50:53 GMT

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