RE: Normalize / Simplify HTML-Tables with row-span / c
> It's an argument, but I think the overall effect will be > negative and harmful to XSLT usage. > > In particlular people (now, who could I be thinking of > here:-) will write and distribute stylesheets purporting to > be XSLT1 that work when they test them but that will fail to > compile and so fail to produce any result on any conformant > XSLT 1 processor. That way lies confusion.... I think the only confusion would come from seeing version="1.0" at the top of the stylesheet and then assuming that it contained only 1.0 code. As we know, a stylesheet can quite happily specify version="1.0" and contain 2.0 code. So, by specifying version="1.0" I'm not in any way guranteeing that my stylesheet will run on any conforming processor. (This seems silly doesn't it?) But then, as node-set() was an extension function, it would be rare that a 1.0 stylesheet would work with *any* conforming processor, more like a subset of conforming processors (exsl, xalan, msxml). I think most of us have control of our target environments, so portability comes last compared to functionality, performance and maintainability. Having to convert RTF's to a node-set is a pain, the difference between the two is only theoretical, and the sooner they're forgotten about the better :) XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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