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   Re: [xml-dev] RNC and inclusion in XSLT-generated XML documents astext?

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Klotz, Leigh wrote:

> I'd like to include RNC examples in XMLSPEC just as we include XSD examples,
> but I can't see how to do it.
> I do see this ancient message from Eric van der Vist about including
> plaintext with an XSLT extension function, but surely there is now a
> portable solution I've just overlooked?
> Is there a standard way to include RNC (as opposed to RNG) in XML documents
> as text?

I don't think there's anything specific to RNC about this: it's the same 
problem with any text format.  There's no portable way to do this in 
XSLT 1.0.

If I had to solve this problem without using any XSLT extension 
functions, I would probably:

- write a trivial script in some convenient language to collect all the 
examples and wrap them up into a single XML document like this

<example file="ex01.rnc">
<!-- RNC with < and & properly escaped -->
<example file="ex02.rnc">

- then run XSLT using document() on the XML file with the collected examples

If that doesn't work because there's no way to identify the set of 
needed filenames, then I would add an initial step that runs an XSLT 
transformation on the input document that outputs the list of filenames 
as a text file, then use this text file as input to my script.



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