RE: Built-in templates for specific modes
I think you're right that the XSLT 1.0 spec is unclear here. I think the correct reading is that the built-in rules for text and attribute nodes apply in every mode, and we have said this explicitly in the XSLT 2.0 draft. Michael Kay Software AG home: Michael.H.Kay@xxxxxxxxxxxx work: Michael.Kay@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx > -----Original Message----- > From: owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > [mailto:owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of > Michael Leditschke > Sent: 30 May 2002 11:13 > To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: Built-in templates for specific modes > > > The XSLT spec makes specific mention (section 5.8) > of the fact that there is a built-in template for > root and element nodes whether a mode is used > or not. > > However it makes no mention of built-in rules for > text, attribute, comment or processing instruction > nodes when a mode is used. > > By implication, by explicitly mentioning elements/root > but not these others, I assume there is no built-in > template in such cases. > > Am I correct in assuming this? > > My experience with MSXML would suggest it assumes > the built-in rules apply to text, attribute etc nodes > when a mode is used as well. > > Assuming an XML document > > <root> > <element>Some text</element> > </root> > > and a stylesheet template > > <xsl:template match="/"> > <xsl:apply-templates mode="dummy"/> > </xsl:template> > > Should I expect to get anything out the other end? > > MSXML says yes. > > Any clarification appreciated. > > Regards > Michael > > > XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list > XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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