SAXON 4.0 and XSL Queries
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 1999 09:49:57 -0000 From: Michael.Kay@icl.com To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: RE: CSS and XSL
> From: Ray Cromwell [mailto:email@example.com]
> The obvious API for me is one that allows me to take advantage of
> the query portion of XSL.
[. . .]
Take a look at the new SAXON 4.0 on http://home.iclweb.com/icl2/mhkay/saxon.html. (Thanks, Ed Nixon, for the plug). It's designed to meet this kind of requirement, though currently it only supports a rather small subset of the XSL pattern syntax.
The idea in SAXON is (a) from XSL you can invoke a Java element handler for a particular element type (or of course for any match pattern), and (b) from that element handler you can call applyTemplates(selectPattern) to process the selected child nodes using their registered XSL templates or Java element handlers. In other words, you can do all the routine processing in XSL and escape to Java to process any elements that need special treatment: or of course you can do it all in XSL or all in Java.
XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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