Balisage Paper: XSLT Pipelines in XSLT
Senior Content Architect
Oxford University Press
Tomos Hillman is Senior Content Architect at Oxford University Press. At OUP, Tom is responsible for designing and maintaining custom data models for books, reference works and legal materials, as well as advising on digital workflows, internal training, and infrastructure for the XML team. He has also presented at XML London, and teaches at the XML Summer School in Oxford.
Copyright © Tomos Hillman 2015
Pipelines consisting of XSLT transforms are in common use, particularly in the publishing industry. The transformations as well as the pipelines themselves are re-usable, and may need to be run in several environments. This paper proposes two possible pipeline implementations where only the existence of an XSLT processor is guaranteed at run time, and discusses their advantages and limitations.