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Re: linking stylesheets...

From: G. Ken Holman <gkholman@CraneSoftwrights.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2003 12:19:32 -0400
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At 2003-06-12 10:43 -0400, Ryan Caruso wrote:
>         I have a huge XSL file which is a stylesheet for numerous 
> templates, I
>simply want to be able to have multiple stylesheets and  call the ones I
>need from a "main" style sheet? Is this possible? any help will be greatly

Top level stylesheet constructs are aggregated from multiple stylesheet 
fragments when you use either xsl:include or xsl:import.

Personally, I've *never* used xsl:include because of the risk of 
introducing conflicts between like-named top-level constructs.

Using xsl:import aggregates top-level constructs but places more importance 
on those found in the importing stylesheet than those found in the imported 
stylesheets ... thus ensuring one never gets top-level construct 
conflicts.  It also gives the opportunity to exploit this feature by 
writing "tweaking" stylesheets that override only selected top-level 
constructs in the imported stylesheets.

I hope this helps.

................. Ken

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