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Subject: RE: [xsl] limitations in different parsers
From: "Kuhn, Allen" <Akuhn@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2001 13:32:18 -0500

I was incorrect in the difference noted between xalan and XT. The
difference was XT does not support the "key" function. I'm assuming this
is because it was finished before the XSLT spec.

Thanks - Allen

-----Original Message-----
From: David Carlisle [mailto:davidc@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Monday, November 26, 2001 1:04 PM
To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [xsl] limitations in different parsers



> that do not work well in another compliant parser. Two examples
include:
> 	
> 	dynamic template names supported in xalan and not in XT

I don't know what you mean by dynamic template names but if I guess
correctly then that should not be supported by any parser should it
(unless the XSLT system has extension functions providing this). xt can
not
be called a "compliant" xslt system in any case, development of xt
finished before the XSLT spec was completed.

> I assumed compliant XSL templates written in one parser would be
> compliant in all. Was this a fair assumption?

Note that it's not really the parser that you are concerned about here,
many of the systems can use different XML parsers (eg any sax compliant
parser)

If you are using an extension feature in an extension namespace for one
particular system, then clearly it will only work on that system.

David

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