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  * Metacatout.html
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  *      Authors: Jivka Bojilova
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  *    Copyright: 2000 Regents of the University of California and the
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  *               National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
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  *  For Details: http://www.nceas.ucsb.edu/
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  *      Created: 2000 April 5
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  *      Version: 0.01
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  * October Meeting SDSC, 2000
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<HTML>
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<HEAD>
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<TITLE>Metacat</TITLE>
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<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="@docrooturl@default.css">
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<BODY>
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      <td class="tablehead" colspan="2"><p class="label">Output Transformations</p></td>
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  <p>Metacat uses XML for data exchange between the client application and 
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  the server.</p>
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  <p>XSLT is used for transformations for visual presentation (e.g. XML->HTML). 
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  It can also be used to tranlate between different types of heterogeneous XML documents 
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  which are symantically similar.</p>
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  <img src="xmltransform.gif">
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  <p>Metacat can be set on the fly to either transform or not transform a resultset
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  from XML.  This is achieved by setting the 'qformat' servlet parameter to the name
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  of a <a href="metacatread.html">style-set</a> or to 'html'
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  or 'xml'.  When qformat is set to html, Metacat will transform the resultset based 
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  on the default style-set configured in the 
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  <a href="./properties.html">Metacat Properties</a> file.  This style-set
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  defines the rules for how to translate the XML tags into HTML tags.  
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