Re: Newbie Q about XSLT in Mav.NET
A.D. Kent <adkent <at> mindspring.com>
2004-09-13 15:58:37 GMT
Thanks for the explanation. I'm still not clear on exactly how I would go
about leveraging the framework for my solution, which is in no small part a
result of my "newness" to Mav.NET framework.
In my most simplest of scenarios, I would want to retrieve a DOM object
that is session-specific via our own objects (we persist session
information to compressed XML and have loaders/unloaders for this).
Thereafter, I would simply want to apply the entire DOM model to one or
more XSLT's to render a particular view. Again, this is the most
straightforward of scenarios that we would have, as more complex renderings
of the View might include a mix of instance-specific XML data aggregated
together with application and session XML to create a page-specific DOM for
I'm sure that I'm missing something really obvious in the equation here
perhaps, so I apologize if the answer to this question is clear and I just
haven't made the connection yet.
> [Original Message]
> From: Aaron Clauson <aza_rc <at> yahoo.com>
> To: <mavnet-user <at> lists.sourceforge.net>
> Date: 9/11/2004 8:20:10 AM
> Subject: Re: [Mavnet-user] Newbie Q about XSLT in Mav.NET
> If I understand correctly you could do something like:
> <command name="xsltTransform.aspx">
> <view name="success" type="document"
> <transform type="xslt"
> path="./views/xsltTransform.xsl" />
> <transform type="xslt" path="./views/baseView.xsl"
> This approach means you don't need to write any code
> you can just use your existing XML Model and XSL
> transforms in the View stage. This may be sufficient
> for you, in that you can add more pieces of XML in
> using the transforms?
> The problem I have with this approach (and I apologise
> to the mailing list for mentioning this again) is that
> I wanted to keep my XML completely seperate. To do
> this I needed a controller that could operate as an
> XML aggregator, as in:
> <command name="default|home|\/.*">
> <path value="models/banner.xml" />
> <path value="models/mainMenu.xml" />
> <path value="models/productMenu.xml" />
> <path value="models/brochure.xml" />
> <path value="models/footer.xml" />
> <view name="success">
> <transform path="views/banner.xsl"/>
> <transform path="views/home.xsl"/>
> In the above example the controller stage is
> responsible for aggregating each of the XML documents
> in the model node into a single DOM which is then
> passed to the View stage and the XSL transforms
> If this is the kind of behaviour you are looking for
> (?) then all you need to do is write a custom
> controller that takes a list of XML DOMs and
> aggregates them using whatever rules you like. The
> Maverick xslt transform stage should be sufficient for
> applying a series of XSL transforms.
> > Message: 1
> > From: "A.D. Kent" <adkent <at> mindspring.com>
> > To: mavnet-user <at> lists.sourceforge.net
> > Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2004 13:32:56 -0400
> > Subject: [Mavnet-user] Newbie Q about XSLT in
> > Mav.NET
> > Reply-To: mavnet-user <at> lists.sourceforge.net
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> > As somebody new to the Maverick framework, I'm
> > trying to understand one very important facet of the
> > framework as it pertains to an application that I
> > oversee design and development for.
> > Our solution essentially has a foundation in XML;
> > quite literally our entire "model" is XML as are all
> > of our application proprieties. All views are
> > rendered as an XSLT transform from our model, or a
> > subset of the model (a combination of raw data from
> > nodes or a smaller XmlDocument as arguments). We
> > have our own providers that manage state fullness of
> > the XML model as well.
> > Now, maybe I'm really missing something in the
> > documentation or the examples, but how would one go
> > about using their internal XML model as the source
> > for one or many XSLT transforms? We do use some
> > XSLT inheritance, and have considered breaking those
> > up to make our transforms more iterative in nature.
> > How would one go about using a combination of a
> > dynamic XML model and static parameters for an XSLT
> > transform to create a specific View?
> > I'm sorry if these are basic questions that have
> > already been answered, or if I'm missing something
> > obvious. Many thanks for your responses!
> > A.D. Kent
> > adkent <at> mindspring.com
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