RE: Is recursive markup good? bad? supported? not supported?
Yes ... no doubt that works. Although the real issue is more subtle (I don't want to bother the list with the details). But what's harder than the XSLT is the schema. Defining a truly recursive schema with the same element names that take on different meanings (and attributes and allowed children !) depending on their depth is a tough one. Local elements declarations can help, but when the XML simply wasn't designed with schema in mind its not fun. Anyway my whole point to this sub-thread was that sometimes (IMHO) use of recursive structures can be (ab)use and should really be thought out better. ---------------------------------------- David A. Lee email@example.com http://www.xmlsh.org -----Original Message----- From: David Carlisle [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Monday, December 12, 2011 4:31 AM To: email@example.com Cc: 'Andrew Welch'; firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Is recursive markup good? bad? supported? not supported? On 11/12/2011 17:12, David Lee wrote: > match="block" > > match="block/block" > > match="block/block/block" > > ============================== > > Yes but try to that for an arbitrary deep occurrence. match="block[count(ancestor::block)=$n]" probably works in practice, or if you really need to check that all the blocks are direct children of each other then match="block[every $i in 1 to $n satisfies ancestor::*[$n]/self::block] David ________________________________________________________________________ The Numerical Algorithms Group Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales with company number 1249803. The registered office is: Wilkinson House, Jordan Hill Road, Oxford OX2 8DR, United Kingdom. This e-mail has been scanned for all viruses by Star. The service is powered by MessageLabs. ________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ XML-DEV is a publicly archived, unmoderated list hosted by OASIS to support XML implementation and development. To minimize spam in the archives, you must subscribe before posting. [Un]Subscribe/change address: http://www.oasis-open.org/mlmanage/ Or unsubscribe: email@example.com subscribe: firstname.lastname@example.org List archive: http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/ List Guidelines: http://www.oasis-open.org/maillists/guidelines.php
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