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Re: [xsl] output .net register directive
Subject: Re: [xsl] output .net register directive|
From: Jan Limpens <jan.limpens@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2004 12:59:38 -0200
thanks for explaining. and I was right - it was a stupid question :)
On Wed, 27 Oct 2004 15:57:10 +0100, Michael Kay <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > michael, this might be a very stupid question - but what is a
> > xslt serializer?
> It's the piece of software that takes the result tree generated by your
> stylesheet and turns it into a stream of characters (or bytes) representing
> an XML or HTML document, under the control of the xsl:output declarations.
> The significance is that you don't have to invoke the XSLT serializer. For
> example, if you run a transformation in Mozilla the result tree is passed
> straight to the HTML rendering engine, without first serializing it.
> Similarly, in the MSXML world you often send the transformation result to a
> DOM and then use the DOM serializer, which doesn't understand things like
> xsl:output and disable-output-escaping.
> Michael Kay
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