Re: XSLT 1.1 comments
> Im still -1 on script included within the stylesheet. but it's there already (have a look over at microsoft.public.xml.msxml-webrelease) people already have XSLT stylesheets full of msxml:script. As a top level element not in the xsl namespace this can be ignored by other processors (in which case the stylesheet won't work). If instead it was a top level element in the XSl namespace that was allowed to be ignored, I don't see how you would be worse off, and you might be better off as the stylesheet might actually work in another processor. > I think the general point does. That a lot of what has been requested > could be implemented by a higher degree of user skill/understanding? That's always going to be true. But when designing a language^* if over half the potential users can't do XXX without help, it is probably an indication that there is a feature missing somewhere. You could do everything with a finite alphabet a finite set of rules and an infinitely long tape, but it can get tedious. Sometimes "convenience" features makes all the difference. I think grouping is the prime example here (even though it's not within scope for XSLT 1.1) It is clear that most grouping problems can be solved in XSLT, and since SM's insight into using keys for this, they can even be solved relatively efficiently but it always just looks weird and arcane. Grouping primitves would make all the difference, as would a node equality predicate so you could test whether two nodes were equal (or one node was in a node set) without resorting to generate-id() or count(.|$ns) = count($ns). David * I should stress that I'm _not_ involved in designing the language:-) _____________________________________________________________________ This message has been checked for all known viruses by Star Internet delivered through the MessageLabs Virus Control Centre. For further information visit http://www.star.net.uk/stats.asp XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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