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Default actions in XSLT 2.1

Subject: Default actions in XSLT 2.1
From: Colin Paul Adams <colin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2008 20:20:53 +0000
 Default actions in XSLT 2.1
>>>>> "Andrew" == Andrew Welch <andrew.j.welch@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

    >> What could be more explicit than copy?
    Andrew> The (slight) problem with just "copy" is that there are
    Andrew> two types of copy: shallow and deep, and so its not clear
    Andrew> immediately clear whether the default action for "copy"
    Andrew> is:

    Andrew> <xsl:copy> <xsl:apply-templates select="@*|node()"/>

    Andrew> or

    Andrew> <xsl:copy-of select="."/>

    Andrew> Maybe "copy" could be improved on to make it clear that
    Andrew> it's not a straight copy, for example "copy-descent"
    Andrew> (that's an example, not a suggestion!)

Since it is proposed to be the first of the two alternatives, which is
not copying, then I withdraw my comment.

Perhaps modified-copy would be a better name.
Colin Adams
Preston Lancashire

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