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RE: [xsl] Disable output-escaping

Subject: RE: [xsl] Disable output-escaping
From: "Michael Kay" <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2005 23:22:49 -0000

> the problems 
> that come with d-o-e are all related to the fact that, unlike almost 
> everything else you do in XSLT, what this feature controls is the 
> serializer that writes the output to a file, not the processor that 
> generates the output (the "result tree") to begin with.

There are other aspects of XSLT that exist solely to control serialization,
notably xsl:output. However, what makes d-o-e particularly pernicious is
that it requires "out-of-band" communication between the transformer and the
serializer: it requires individual characters in the result tree to have
properties that are not visible in the data model.

Michael Kay

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