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Using client side XSLT to create SVG

From: Lassi Lehto <Lassi.Lehto@fgi.fi>
Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2000 15:25:36 +0200
To: <www-svg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000601c04987$61e23080$9db8a7c1@fgi.fi>

I am trying to create an SVG image from an XML-encoded spatial dataset by
running it trough an XSLT process. I have done this succesfully on the
server side using a Java servlet-based processing with Xalan XSLT processor.
Now I am trying to do the same at the client side with MSXML parser on IE
5.5. I have updated the parser to the version 3.0 and I am using Adobe SVG
Viewer plugin.

This is my XSLT file (GML2SVG.xslt, just a very simple basic test) (I have
tried aslo media-type="image/svg"):

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<xsl:stylesheet xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform"

<xsl:output method="xml" indent="yes" media-type="svg-xml"/>
<xsl:template match="/">
<xsl:text disable-output-escaping="yes">
<![CDATA[ <!DOCTYPE svg PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD SVG 20000303 Stylable//EN"
> ]]>
  <rect x="10" y="10" width="100" height="100" />


...which is referenced in the XML-file as follows:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<?xml-stylesheet type="text/xsl" href="GML2SVG.xslt"?>

I do not get the rectangle displayed. It seems like the browser not
recognized the precense of SVG and do not start up the plugin.
If I run the transformation separately (using MSXML through XSLT Test Tool
by Joshua Allen), store the result in a file with .svg extension and open it
in IE, it would display without problems.
What might be the solution? Basically: how I make IE to recognize the
transformed XML as an SVG image?

With many thanks,
Lassi Lehto
Received on Wednesday, 8 November 2000 08:24:43 UTC

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