[XSL-LIST Mailing List Archive Home] [By Thread] [By Date] [Recent Entries] [Reply To This Message]

RE: RE: Muenchian technique, was (Keys on multiple el

Subject: RE: RE: Muenchian technique, was (Keys on multiple element types)
From: DPawson@xxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2002 14:22:17 -0000
muenchian technique
Mike said.
> > Mike, your books states that the [1] is redundant for the Muenchian
> > technique, yet it keeps getting repeated.
> The [1] 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 [1]
> 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 [1] 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 

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

Current Thread


Purchasing Stylus Studio from our online shop is Easy, Secure and Value Priced!

Buy Stylus Studio Now

Download The World's Best XML IDE!

Accelerate XML development with our award-winning XML IDE - Download a free trial today!

Don't miss another message! Subscribe to this list today.
First Name
Last Name
Subscribe in XML format
RSS 2.0
Atom 0.3
Site Map | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Trademarks
Free Stylus Studio XML Training:
W3C Member
Stylus Studio® and DataDirect XQuery ™are products from DataDirect Technologies, is a registered trademark of Progress Software Corporation, in the U.S. and other countries. © 2004-2013 All Rights Reserved.