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On Tue, Apr 23, 2002 at 05:30:52PM +0100, Francis Norton wrote:
> True, sorry not to have addressed it.
> I think that your idiom doesn't actually change *my* argument much - for
> instance, if I want to fetch the results of a SOAP query into XSLT, we
> still need support for POST in XSLT.
Well, that's the whole point of this discussion. POST should not be
used to "fetch results", because we already have a method that does
that; GET. If you have more than one method that means "fetch stuff",
then you've now got multiple independant information spaces, not a
single one. WebDAV made this mistake with PROPFIND, as Dan Connolly
> Unless I an extension function to
> POST the query, and return the URL to be fetched via document()... which
> breaks XSLT's "no guaranteed order of evaluation" feature...
> Hmmm. Doesn't really make my heart sing, but food for thought. Thanks.
Yup, for good reason.
Mark Baker, Chief Science Officer, Planetfred, Inc.
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA. email@example.com