Re: Why is there an "S" in XSLT?
Thanks, Mike for sharing this fact. I really didn't use this facility in XSLT 1.0, so it skipped my learning :) On 5/20/08, Michael Kay <mike@s...> wrote: > > I am curious, why was this syntax invented in the XSLT 2.0 > > spec? What are the use cases for this syntax? > > It wasn't invented in 2.0, it was retained from 1.0. It has never been > widely used. The intended use case, I think, was the "fill-in-the-blanks" > stylesheet developed by taking an XHTML document as the starting point and > replacing various parts of it by XSLT/XPath expressions to compute the > content. > > I use them sometimes for brevity, but I find that the very users for whom > they were intended, that is the users who only want to make very simple use > of XSLT, are the users who find them most unfamiliar and baffling. > > Michael Kay > http://www.saxonica.com/ -- Regards, Mukul Gandhi
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