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   RE: [xml-dev] Schema, BNF and parsing

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> do you have an example? 

Not one that can be published without a considerable amount of work,

But to take one example, a client was churning out multiple stylesheets to
do different reports on the same data. They were all 90% the same. We found
a way of parameterizing it by reading the sort criteria and grouping
criteria in the form of XPath expressions held in a report definition
document, and evaluating them dynamically within a highly recursive
framework stylesheet, and all of a sudden we could produce any report the
users wanted just by changing a couple of lines in the definition file.

Michael Kay


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