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Re: Identity transformation == Good (was Re: Dealing with markup not known in advance)


Subject: Re: Identity transformation == Good (was Re: Dealing with markup not known in advance)
From: James Clark <jjc@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 1998 09:26:18 +0700

Andrew Bunner wrote:
> 
>   The identity transform would be insanely useful to me right about now. On
> pages with forms and accompanying tricky formatting that is repeated no where
> else on the site I have to jump through all kinds of hoops to have them come
> out right.
> 
>   Anyword on whether any tools support this now? Does anyone have any ideas on
> how to workaround this using a post/pre-processor? I do Perl, but not Java.
> Perhaps someone on the list has already come up with a solution or an idea (I
> hope...)

XT has an experimental implementation of the identity transform. You can
do the identity transform using:

<xsl:stylesheet xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/TR/WD-xsl">

<xsl:template match="*|comment()|pi(*)">
  <xsl:copy>
    <xsl:process-children/>
  </xsl:copy>
</xsl:template>

</xsl:stylesheet>

James


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