Re: keys and idrefs - XSLT2 request?
> which is presumably precisely what an XSLT 2.0 implementor > would want to hear. well yes or no, until we see at least a draft of 2.0 it's all just uninformed guess work (well some of us have w3c access so can have slightly informed guesswork, but can't use that information while guessing in public, so it comes to the same thing:-) But basically it's not implementation issues that concern me (been a mathematician too long:-) it's that I can't really see what use the structures part of schema would be to XSLT, so I don't know why supporting it is a MUST requirement for XSLT 2.0. That's not to say I think schema are bad (as you may have seen on schema list I'm currently trying to recast the dtds that I maintain into schema) but that I can't see when I would want to use any structural information in a stylesheet, once I know that the instance is schema valid. Knowing an attribute is a date is good, I'd hope to use date arithmetic in XPath 2, but I can't imagine ever wanting to (for example) match elements by some complex schema type rather than name. I want the complex types to validate the document, but once I know the document is valid I just want to match on element names (don't I?) Perhaps I don't and there are real use cases, and I just need to be educated.... 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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