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RE: [xsl] Validating xslt against a schema for the document I wan t to transform
Subject: RE: [xsl] Validating xslt against a schema for the document I wan t to transform|
From: "Windsor, Michael" <Michael.Windsor@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 12:47:27 -0000
Michael Kay wrote:
> # I'm writing a lengthy transform for some xml data for which I
> # have a detailed xsd file. It occurs to me that as a useful,
> # quick validation to ensure that I have spelled node names
> # right and got paths correct, it would be great to be able to
> # validate my xslt against the schema for the document I want
> # to transform. This way, if I tried to follow a path that did
> # not exist or access a node name that was not permitted in the
> # document, I would get a warning message.
> This is one of the aims of the integration between XSLT and XML Schema
> comes with XSLT 2.0.
> Unfortunately, despite an immensely complex type system designed to
> this integration, the simple goal of spotting spelling mistakes in path
> expressions isn't fully achieved, because rules in stylesheets can't be
> statically to specific documents. However, I would expect that XSLT 2.0
> implementations will fill this gap by at least giving you warnings.
> Michael Kay
This is interesting. Assuming v2.0 is backwardly compatible, presumably I
could just run my existing transform through a suitable processor (changing
the version at the top of the XSLT script) and get the warnings I want.
I notice the latest version of Saxon implements the XSLT 2.0 specification
but you didn't suggest using it. Does it not currently integrate with Schema
in this way, or not give warnings when rules are violated?
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