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Re: The Perils of Sudden Type-Safety in XPath 2.0

Subject: Re: The Perils of Sudden Type-Safety in XPath 2.0
From: "Charles White" <chuck@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2003 06:47:44 -0800
Re:  The Perils of Sudden Type-Safety in XPath 2.0
Oops, it wasn't off list, but still a valid question. Now it's for anyone.
:-)


> Hi Dimitre:
>
> This is off list. I'm trying to reproduce/understand Gunther's problem,
and
> am having difficulty. Doesn't this typing problem only exist if he is
either
> working with extensions, as M Kay pointed out, or if he is importing a
> schema using xsl:import-schema?
>
> I'm only now starting to play around with XSLT 2.0, so this is a question
I
> am posing to you , not an argument. Can you give me an example where
> automatic casting takes place? I tried to create one multiplying two
values
> and assumed, based on this thread, it would return an integer, but it
didn't
> happen. Can you clarify the situation for my muddled mind?
>
> thanks!
>
> ~ chuck white
>
> >
> > The difficulties that even Jeni has prove Kurt's point.
> >
> > My question is: Isn't there any way simply to nlock all these type
> > checking, please?
> >
> > Don't understand me wrong -- I do not need to be convinced and
> > persuaded about the benefits of having a strong type checking system. I
> > admire Haskell, which has it.
> >
> > But XSLT is *not* Haskell. Introducing such strong type checking into
> > XSLT make it almost impossible to work (if even Jeni has such
> > difficulties. then no mortal XSLT programmer would be able to do
> > anything at all), will decrease to zero its users population and will
> > change XSLT into something completely different, which is not XSLT any
> > more.
> >
> > Do the authors of this beast really listen to what we are saying?
> >
> > Do they respect the XSLT programmers' community?
> >
> > Will XSLT 2.0 really be XSLT?
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > =====
> > Cheers,
> >
> > Dimitre Novatchev.
> > http://fxsl.sourceforge.net/ -- the home of FXSL
> >
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