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Subject: Re: [xsl] Need to render input document as string form of XML in output
From: Chris Wolf <cwolf.algo@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2012 14:01:39 -0400

On Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 1:11 PM, Wendell Piez <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Chris,
>
>
> On 9/11/2012 12:24 PM, Chris Wolf wrote:
>>
>> That looks pretty good, unfortunately, the company I work for is very
>> picky about licenses and they only accept certain Open Source
>> licenses.  At least Hermann's code has no such copyright on it
>> (Hermann, please correct me if I'm wrong), so I can just assert
>> "I found it on the Internet", but maybe the lawyers won't even go for
>> that, but in any case, they would probably have an issue with the
>> copyright-without-license even though re-distribution is granted.   I
>> will need to check with them in either case...
>
>
> Understood. The good news is none of the techniques are particularly
> innovative (however well executed), so in the worst case you could simply
> lift and adapt.
>
> On the other hand, you may also find that a general solution is rather
> tricky -- mainly because one's ideas of what makes a good serialization
> (including such questions as how whitespace is rendered and/or inserted) may
> be somewhat demanding. For example, do you have to take care with quote
> marks appearing in attribute values?
>
> Cheers,
> Wendell
>

So far, I only need this for diagnostic/logging purposes. i.e. it
doesn't have to be parseable or even well-formed (but that would be
confusing)

Are you implying that the xml-2-string.xsl implementation is more robust?

Thanks,

    -Chris


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