Re: keys and idrefs - XSLT2 request?
Jeni > First, any access to the PSVI is going to mean a schema-validating > parser of some description. Yes, but i'm reasonably happy for XSLT to be able to use information from a schema parser if one is used (just as it can use id() and defaulted attributes from a dtd parser) but I would like to see core functionality like sorting/arithmetic on datatypes to be available without requiring that, so stylesheets may be written to work whether or not the schema validator is used, just as now by using keys and explicit xsl:attribute a stylesheet may be written to avoid dependency on dtd processing. > Second, if the XSLT processor only has access to information about > individual types, and not what they're derived from, then it will be > unable to do some useful and intuitive reasoning. For example, if I > define a priceType type derived from xs:decimal, well yes, if the schema's being used then probably you'll need all this information, but that seems an argument not to go down that line and instead have a mechanism just to declare in the stylesheet that your attribute (or element) should be processed as xs:decimal. (actually, for xs:decimal one would hope that default coersions from string would do the right thing, but other types such as qname or date, this would be useful) David _____________________________________________________________________ This message has been checked for all known viruses by Star Internet delivered through the MessageLabs Virus Scanning Service. For further information visit http://www.star.net.uk/stats.asp or alternatively call Star Internet for details on the Virus Scanning Service. XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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