RE: Re: On XSLT 2.0 Writing Styles
MK: > There has been an ongoing debate about the merits of using XML syntax > versus non-XML syntax for a while now, and I don't think it's going to > go away. It promises to be one of these perennials like "elements vs > attributes". > <snip/> > I think it's going to be quite unusual to see XQuery parsers > that report > more than one syntax error in a single compile run. The grammar is not > robust enough to allow easy recovery from syntax errors, though the > introduction of semicolons as separators in the latest draft helps. I think you are supporting the XML syntax of the 'xslt' version? I.e. better error reporting too? > I think the advantages of an XML-based syntax are: > > (a) it's useful where the stylesheet includes large chunks of stuff to > copy into the result document > > (b) it's useful when you want to transform stylesheets or to > do any kind > of reflection or introspection > > (c) it reuses all the XML machinery such as character encodings, base > URIs, entity references > > (d) it's much easier to provide user or vendor extensions to the > language in a controlled way. > > But there's no doubt that the XQuery style makes it much > easier to write > short queries. I read that as a +1 for 'xslt' style Dimitre? regards DaveP. - DISCLAIMER: NOTICE: The information contained in this email and any attachments is confidential and may be privileged. If you are not the intended recipient you should not use, disclose, distribute or copy any of the content of it or of any attachment; you are requested to notify the sender immediately of your receipt of the email and then to delete it and any attachments from your system. RNIB endeavours to ensure that emails and any attachments generated by its staff are free from viruses or other contaminants. However, it cannot accept any responsibility for any such 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 XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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