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   Re: Proposed New XSL Element -" xsl:insert" - Could it be considered

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  • From: Sebastian Rahtz <sebastian.rahtz@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk>
  • To: pgrosso@arbortext.com
  • Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2000 16:32:39 +0100 (BST)

Paul Grosso writes:
 > At 07:16 2000 07 24 -0500, Jim Garrett wrote:
 > >after hacking  around with  xsl:include and  xsl:import ...as a method to 
 > >"simply" insert  an external xsl file in the stream ...it appears  that a 
 > >xsl method does not exist to  "simply" accomplish what I want ... So my 
 > >issue is to  find a method to "simply" insert the header, menu,  footer and 
 > >various structures in the master table  layout...  It would be so  
 > >convenient to just have an "xsl:insert" element that would just  allow me to 
 > >"simply" insert an external xsl file "here" at  will... 
 > Try XML general entities:
 > http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml#sec-entity-decl ff

but entities have to be well-formed, and the caller seems to want to
include something like "</table></body></html>", which would not be

I think Jim needs to re-examine XSL and approach the task in a entirely
different way. It is easy to solve such problems, but not by assuming
that the solution is inserting boileer-plate lumps of HTML.

Sebastian Rahtz


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