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   Re: [xml-dev] Validating stylesheet

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XSLT and XPath questions would be better posted to the following list:


There are a number of subscribers who would enthusiastically respond to 
such questions.

There is also an *excellent* FAQ at:


At 2003-01-21 15:43 -0500, Cirip Tomas wrote:
>I need to validate XSLT document.

Because XSLT processors validate their inputs, a separate outboard 
validation process is not required when using XSLT.

What requirements do you have that give you the impression your XSLT needs 
to be validated?

>I have DTD for XSLT.

I understand it to be impossible to write a DTD for XSLT ... at least a 
meaningful one that isn't full of ANY.

>Is there somewhere XML Schema for XSLT?

I don't think it is possible to express a meaningful one in W3C Schema 
either.  I can think of one in RELAX-NG, but then I still wouldn't have a 
reason for doing so.

>What is the best approach to do that?

I think the best approach is to not validate it and just let the XSLT 
processor tell you what is wrong with the stylesheet.

I hope this helps.

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

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