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Re: Using client side XSLT to create SVG

From: Jon Ferraiolo <jferraio@Adobe.COM>
Date: Wed, 08 Nov 2000 07:17:34 -0800
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To: <Lassi.Lehto@fgi.fi>
Cc: <www-svg@w3.org>
I'm not an expert on this, but I remember one developer saying that the 
only way to do client-side XSLT into SVG in IE5 is to use at least one 
(perhaps more) MS proprietary function call. I have no idea whether 
anything changed with IE5.5 and I have no idea what exactly you have to do 
with IE5 or IE5.5. Maybe someone else with more expertise will speak up.


At 03:25 PM 11/8/00 +0200, Lassi Lehto wrote:
>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"
> > ]]>
>  <svg>
>   <rect x="10" y="10" width="100" height="100" />
>  </svg>
>...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
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