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Re: Common XML (was Re: Document Feature Requirements)

  • From: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@s...>
  • To: David Megginson <david@m...>, <xml-dev@x...>
  • Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2000 17:36:09 -0400

requirements document template
At 06:53 AM 4/11/00 -0400, David Megginson wrote:
> > [Side note: XSLT's defaults for PIs and comments, to me, say a lot
> > indirectly about the 'robustness' of PIs and comments, especially in
> > contrast to the rules for elements: The built-in template rule for
> > processing instructions and comments is to do nothing.  <xsl:template
> > match="processing-instruction()|comment()"/>]
>That's seriously misleading -- the built-in templates also strip out
>start and end tags recursively:

What I find interesting here isn't so much that templates strip them out,
but that XSLT treats them together, as if in a single category of doing

I should have been clearer about that.

Simon St.Laurent
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