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XSLT 1.1 request

From: Rick Geimer <Rick.Geimer@nsc.com>
Date: Thu, 07 Sep 2000 15:33:48 -0700
Message-ID: <39B817CC.E8346014@nsc.com>
To: xsl-editors@w3.org
I reviewed the XSLT 1.1 requirements document, and noticed that it still
does not provide support for outputting unparsed entity declarations.
This is a critical feature that severely limits the use of XSLT in many
organizations. It is impossible to do a simple identity transformation
without it. For example:

<!DOCTYPE foo [
<!NOTATION gif PUBLIC "+//ISBN 0-7923-9432-1::Graphic Notation//NOTATION
CompuServe Graphic Interchange Format//EN"  "" >
<!ENTITY foo SYSTEM "foo.gif" NDATA gif>
<foo graphic="foo"/>

This instance is impossible to copy without the ability to generate
unparsed entity declaraions, and preferably notations. 

Please finish the job with XML 1.0 support before adding a bunch of new
features that, while probably cool, do not have much of a direct impact
on everyday work as this feature does. 

Rick Geimer
National Semiconductor
Received on Thursday, 7 September 2000 18:29:00 UTC

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