[XML-SIG] XML to Object translation

uche.ogbuji@fourthought.com uche.ogbuji@fourthought.com
Thu, 23 Nov 2000 10:54:37 -0700

> > The idea is basically that when you have an XML document of a
> > particular type (say RSS) you make a mapping file that describes how
> > to create an object structure from the file. For RSS this might look
> > as shown below.
> I wonder if the syntax of that mapping file could be XSLT?

Easily.  We already proposed this for Zope, but there was some worry about 
making people learn XSLT in order to map from XML to objects.

Our proposal was basically to use XSLT extension elements that provided the 
constructor and state info for "unpickling" the objects.

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