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On Wed, Aug 17, 2005 at 11:44:30AM -0400, Robert Koberg wrote:
> Michael Kay wrote:
>> Saxon already has an extension, saxon:discard-document(), designed to
>> achieve that.
> I did not know that and it is good to know. I disable extensions (and
> don't really investigate them) as I run some untrusted XSLs in my CMS
Watch that an XSLT transform can read (or try to read) any
file on your system and can open arbitrary http (and often ftp)
connections on arbitrary ports.
> Any chance of this type of thing getting into the spec?
If the document falls out of scope then both XSLT 1 and 2 allow
an implementation to discard it. I don't think we'll see a
procedural way to discard a document otherwise, except as
part of something like the XQuery update facility perhaps.
Liam Quin, W3C XML Activity Lead, http://www.w3.org/People/Quin/