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- Subject: Re: Associating a Stylesheet with a Document
- From: "Joe Schaffner" <email@example.com>
- Date: Sun, 4 Jun 2006 11:36:23 -0700
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The problem, of course, is that I will have to modify my xml, all 937+
files, one for each verb, when I add a new style sheet (while possibly
retaining the old ones - variations, in other words) and I was
thinking of creating stylesheets on-the-fly, in response to a query,
which were all based on the same, underlying database of
I was thinking perhaps I could do something like this:
By default, the browser would associate foo.xsl with foo.xml, but that
would not solve my problem either.
I need a separate file, or something, which maps the style sheets to
Is there a canonical solution to this problem?
Aha! Maybe that would be another xml application, of some sort,
perhaps even HTML (yuck) a variation on the index.html theme - a
separate document which maps the stylesheets with the documents, one
which I could modify offline...
On 5/30/06, Joe Schaffner <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hello Everyone,
> I've gotten to the point now where I understand all the components:
> XML, XSL, XPath.
> I saw the following example in an XML book:
> <?xml version="1.0"?>
> <?xml-stylesheet="simple-ie5.xsl" type="text/xsl"?>
> <article ...
> The stylesheet is named right in the input document!
> I don't want to do that.
> I'm looking for an out-of-band method of associating the stylesheet
> and the document, and I was thinking of the http URL. It seems natural
> to me that the URL for an XML application should point at the xsl, not
> the xml -- which is meaningless to the browser.
> Thanks, again.
> A Lexicon of Ancient Greek Verbs
> Written in HTML
> Which I would like to redo in XML,
> But I haven't started.