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   Re: Re: Is there an XML Schema for XSLT 1.0?

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"Bob Foster" <bob@objfac.com> wrote in message
> Dimitre Novatchev wrote:
> >>I found such a schema for XSLT 2.0, but not for XSLT 1.0.  Even a
> >>correct-as-far-as-it-goes unofficial one would probably be adequate for
> >>needs.
> >
> > Such a schema wouldn't be too-useful, as XSLT allows any result nodes
> > any global-scope elements (and their descendents) that belong to a
> > namespace.
> Yes but why wouldn't it be useful? Such a schema validates what it
> specifically describes and validates that what it doesn't specifically
> describe still operates within certain constrains.

What I mean is that the same result can be obtained by simply trying to
perform a transformation -- the XSLT processor performs this validation and

> Beyond validation, I know that editor users are quite happy to have
> schema-driven assist/completion for XSLT elements and attributes, and
> even some level of schema-driven assistance can be provided for non-XSLT
> nodes, though they aren't always even locally valid. Not perfect, but
> useful.

Yes, an XSLT IDE can use such a schema.

However, the question was about validation and not about schema-driven XSLT

Apart from this I share completely your opinion.


Dimitre Novatchev
FXSL developer,

http://fxsl.sourceforge.net/ -- the home of FXSL
Resume: http://fxsl.sf.net/DNovatchev/Resume/Res.html


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