Client-side style sheet assignment


It seems to me that there is a need for a standardized way to associate a
style sheet with an XML source document on the client.  The stylesheet PI is
fine for making such associations on the server, but it seems very
cumbersome for a client to resort to inserting a stylesheet PI in the XML
before parsing time, which is the only *standard* means of stylesheet
association I know of.  For example, what if you could specify such
associations in a URI, for example, by using the pipe character '|' to
denote the transformation, as follows:


Another nice thing about this approach is that you could apply
transformations to specific *parts* of documents, by using XPointer


Does this seem useful to anyone else?  Is there another *standard* way to do
this that I am missing?

Todd Schwartz
Intel Corporation

Received on Tuesday, 4 September 2001 20:11:51 UTC