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   RE: UNIX pipes, XML processing

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  • From: Matt Sergeant <matt@sergeant.org>
  • To: Sasha Nakhimovsky <sasha@mail.colgate.edu>
  • Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2000 09:10:04 +0100 (BST)

On Tue, 25 Jul 2000, Sasha Nakhimovsky wrote:

> Come to think of it, XSLT stylesheets can also work as filters.  Xalan can
> take a stream of SAX events on input and send another one to output
> (apologies for my ignorance about Saxon and others).  One can hope that
> stylesheets compiled by Sun's xsltc will have that functionality also.  It
> should be possible to mix and match stylesheets and SAX filters in the same
> pipe.

Unfortunately these are not pipes in the true sense as no XSLT module will
start the output before it recieves all the input (and builds a tree in
memory). Expect that to change eventually... I wish I could say when.


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