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From Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Subject Re: Seperating transformation stylesheets from formatting stylesheets
Date Wed, 16 Aug 2000 15:42:05 GMT
> Suhayl Masud wrote:
> Greetings
> =======
> I have recently started looking at Cocoon for a proof of concept
> project. I am very keen on using it in production, of course I will
> let you all know as soon as this happens.
> My question is regarding the transformation and formatting steps in
> the cocoon process. Looking at the examples that accompany the cocoon
> distribution, I noticed that the .xsl style sheets contained both the
> transforming and formatting instructions in a single style sheet. In
> my project, I think it will be beneficial to obtain the intermediate
> XML document (transformed from the original doc to a more presentation
> oriented doc), and then applying different formatting style sheets to
> this intermediate document. In my understanding using xslt style
> sheets to perform the transformation and XSL to do the formatting is
> how things are done.
> Having said that, I would welcome any thoughts on if the above sounds
> reasonable, and if it does, how can I separate the transformation and
> the formatting from the single style sheet (as provided in the cocoon
> examples) to distinctly separate style sheets and processes?

This is already planned in Cocoon2.

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