Re: More XSL Discussion
Paul Prescod writes: > Sean Mc Grath wrote: > > > > I contend it is XSL. There is nothing in the spec. that I can > > see that says "you must have a flow object". Quite right too > > IMHO. > > That's because the spec. is not finished. Just as it prohibits global > variables it will also prohibit side effects (println()) for many of the > same reasons. A single construction rule could be executed over and over > again in a conformant XSL implementation. Your println() will then print > your report text many times when you only want it printed once. Absolutely -- as I recall, the XSL note refers the reader to the DSSSL spec for further details, so people have to look there as well before they understand what the XSL people are proposing. All the best, David -- David Megginson ak117@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Microstar Software Ltd. dmeggins@xxxxxxxxxxxxx http://home.sprynet.com/sprynet/dmeggins/ XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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