RE: RE: Muenchian technique, was (Keys on multiple el
Mike said. > > Mike, your books states that the  is redundant for the Muenchian > > technique, yet it keeps getting repeated. > > The  is indeed redundant, because generate-id(), if given > a set of more > than one node, returns the id for the first one. But I think > using the  > is good practice, as it documents clearly what you're doing. > > Also, with XSLT 2.0 we might start to see processors that > choose to do more > rigorous type-checking, and although omitting the  will > still work, some > processors might give you a warning. In XPath 2.0 we say that > supplying a > sequence where a singleton is expected is a type exception, > from which an > XSLT processor should recover by taking the first item in the > sequence: but > as with conditions like having conflicting template rules, we > don't say the > processor can't produce a warning first. <grin/> So Jeni, perhaps we could say Mike was (sorta) wrong, even if he wasn't, really (When else do we get such a chance?) :-) I'll stick with leaving the predicate in. Good advice Mike. Regards DaveP. - NOTICE: The information contained in this email and any attachments is confidential and may be legally privileged. If you are not the intended recipient you are hereby notified that you must not use, disclose, distribute, copy, print or rely on this email's content. If you are not the intended recipient, please notify the sender immediately and then delete the email and any attachments from your system. RNIB has made strenuous efforts to ensure that emails and any attachments generated by its staff are free from viruses. However, it cannot accept any responsibility for any viruses which are transmitted. We therefore recommend you scan all attachments. Please note that the statements and views expressed in this email and any attachments are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of RNIB. RNIB Registered Charity Number: 226227 Website: http://www.rnib.org.uk 14th June 2002 is RNIB Look Loud Day - visit http://www.lookloud.org.uk to find out all about it. XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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