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RE: [xml-dev] Wikipedia on XML

> It is interesting that a lot of the XML technologies that 
> have rather failed to thrive are the little ones that are 
> severed from the mainstream.
> XInclude, XLink, XBase, XML catalogs, XML Fragments, xml:id and so on.
> Apart from namespaces and <?xml-stylesheet, have there been 
> any of the single-purpose technologies from W3C that have 
> made any traction? 
> So I would expect that unless this kind of renaming was 
> ubiquitously available, or always part of some larger bundle 
> or platform, merely making a way to do it (either declarative 
> through DSRL or functionally by XSLT2 or whatever).

XProc might be the answer: it bundles many of these little capabilities
together into a larger package.

It also, incidentally, has many "mini-transformations" such as renaming or
renamespacing built in as primitives.


Michael Kay

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