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   RE: [xml-dev] RDDL and XSLT

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Yes, I suggested this previously [1]. Basically the arcrole becomes the NS-URI of
the format generated by the transform.
The additional benefit of identifying the output using the NS-URI is one can
piece together transformation pipelines by recursively investigating the RDDL
documents at each URI.
I don't think Jonathan put this into the spec, but I notice that number of
the examples in the spec (do a View Source) follow this guideline.
-----Original Message-----
From: Lyndon J B Nixon [mailto:nixon@fokus.gmd.de]
Sent: 11 March 2002 17:25
To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: [xml-dev] RDDL and XSLT

I've been wondering about how one could define a standard set of transformation rules for a XML vocabulary, and thought RDDL might be the solution but the specification is not very informative. In terms of an application accessing a XML file in some proprietary format, the question is how can an application determine how we can transform this file into a format that can be presented to the user e.g. XHTML. RDDL could allow that information to be accessible from the namespace URI. I envisage this form of usage:

<rddl:resource  xlink:role="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform"
        xlink:arcrole="... namespace URI of XSLT output eg XHTML ..."
        xlink:href=" ... " />

 This could be a standard way for authors and applications alike to locate required XSLT resources. Comments?


Lyndon J B Nixon ... MAGIC Centre, FHG FOKUS ... Berlin, Germany
"what is now proved was once only imagined" - william blake
PhD Student, Integration of Internet with MPEG-4 & MPEG-7
nixon@fokus.fhg.de   members.lycos.co.uk/madeejit/phd.htm

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