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Unparsed Entity support

From: Danny Vint <dvint@mindspring.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2001 16:52:42 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <4.1.20010703134727.0255cdf8@pop.mindspring.com>
To: xsl-editors@w3.org
In working with XSLT and NOTATIONS I've found that there is the
unparsed_entity_uri() function that returns the URI for an entity, seems
like you are only supporting 1/2 of the requirement for working - I need a
way to determine the NOTATION of that entity and then what the SYSTEM value
is for that NOTATION.

I see the new 2.0 requirements is going to allow the extraction of text
from unparsed entities, but how do I determine the proper NOTATION type
that I might want to extract this information from?

Not that NOTATIONs are well defined in use but we have thought about some
of the following possible uses that would then be useful in a stylesheet:

<!NOTATION "image/gif"  "java or XSLT extension function to process"> -
make it easier to access local tools

<!NOTATION "gif" "comp/gif"> - make it easier to deal with MIME and HTTP

Just some ideas anyway. It would be nice before you tackle handling all the
other specs in the family that we get a complete suite of tools for dealing
with XML features and methods.

Danny Vint

Author: "SGML at Work"  
Received on Wednesday, 4 July 2001 08:34:04 UTC

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