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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Setting doctype in output files

The EXSLT website says the exsl:document element is among those that are
"not considered stable and are not part of the core of EXSLT Common.
Processors that claim support of EXSLT Common might not support these
As you say, since Xalan already has a similar function, the implementors
chose to not include it.  So Xalan isn't wrong, just different.

Bob Stayton
Sagehill Enterprises
DocBook Consulting

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Nicolas Pillot" <nicolas.pillot@polymtl.ca>
To: <docbook-apps@lists.oasis-open.org>
Sent: Monday, March 22, 2004 11:11 AM
Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Setting doctype in output files

> Selon Bob Stayton <bobs@sagehill.net>:
> > Why would the processor report that it had a function
> > that it does not support?
> In fact that is okay : when i check with element-available,
> i only get 'xalanredirect:write'. What suprised my is that,
> as you say yourself, "Xalan added support for EXSLT", but
> there is no support for the "document" method. Ok, there
> is the redirect:write that does the job, and it would not
> be cool ot have duplicated functions.
> I finally found a solution to my problem : i specify the doctype
> for the "first" file, and then because it is replicated to mml
> and svg, i change it with a for bash loop and a sed. It works,
> although it is not really beautiful ;-)
> Thank you all ofr your help on this list, i think i am not the
> only one to appreciate it !
> Nicolas
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