RE: Re: Hello XQuery ... Goodbye XSLT?
Jonathan Robie wrote: >Dimitre Novatchev >> To avoid recursion in tree processing (isn't this what XSLT and XQuery >> are all about)? This should be impossible by definition. >I think you are confusing recursive data structures, which both languages must be >able to handle, with recursive algorithms. To amplify what Jonathan wrote, by recursion I was referring to algorithms and not data structures--in particular, the use of XSLT 1.0 named templates that call themselves to accomplish things that can be accomplished more intuitively for most people with procedural code in other languages. For example, the repetition of something a fixed number of times. When I mentioned XSLT developers who don't use recursion in an earlier posting, I was referring to the ones who avoid the use of recursive named templates. Bob DuCharme www.snee.com/bob <bob@ snee.com> weblog on linking-related topics: http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/au/1191
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