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Subject: Re: [xsl] A suggestion re <xsl:import>
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2012 11:38:32 +0000

On 23/11/2012 11:23, Ihe Onwuka wrote:
Not got my eye on what is in the pipeline but I frequently run into
scenarios where I would like to but cannot use xsl:import.

It would be nice to have a facility that replicated the semantics of
xsl:import without the requirement for the imported code to be in a
separate file - the intended use case is as above ( although it will
probably get abused).

In principle the code doesn't _have_ to be in a separate file, it depends on the abilities of your URI resolver, for example you could use

<xsl:import href="data:application/xml,&lt;xsl:stylesheet.........."/>

But there are rather few cases where you can not replace a xsl:import by
just directly including the templates in the current file, adjusting
priorities and using xsl:next-match instead of xsl:apply-imports

Actually converting from one form to another is a bit tiresome but if
you know that you want to keep things in ome file it is usually possible
to write in a style using xsl;next-match more and xsl:apply-imports less.


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