Used as in LinkTagMeaning
An option for the <link> element that can provide a different representation of the feed.
<feed> <link rel="transform.input" type="[source type]" href="[stylesheet URI]" id="stylesheet ID" /> ... <link rel="transform.output" type="[target type]" href="[stylesheet ID]" />
This tells the client that if you take *this* feed and apply the XSLT transformation [stylesheet URI], you can consider the result of the mime type [target type]
<feed> <link rel="transform.input" type="text/xsl" href="http://example.org/atom2xhtml.xslt" id="trans" /> <link rel="transform.output" type="application/xhtml+xml" href="#trans" /> ...
This says the client can obtain an XHTML representation of this feed by passing the data through atom2xhtml.xslt
Note that there's divergence with the use of @type from the other LinkTagMeaning - the type here is that of the transformed data, not the material at the URI in href.
Is XSLT the only transformation technology available? What if there were different techs - how would the client know which processor to use?
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