RE: The output of evaluating an XSLT transform is the
Yesterday I wrote:
From the introduction of the first edition of XSLT:
http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/REC-xslt-19991116#section-Introduction "A template can contain elements that specify literal result element structure. A template can also contain elements from the XSLT namespace that are instructions for creating result tree fragments."
I'm curious: why is the "how" important? I work with these technologies every day and I don't care *how* the processor fulfills the spec, as long as the spec is fulfilled. A stylesheet writer's responsibility is to understand how the specification works.
If a particular vendor offers parallelism on a multi-processor system and I get my results faster using that vendor's tool than another vendor's tool, I'll consider that in my tool selection.
Are you not asking the vendors on the list to reveal the inner workings of their products?
Granted, knowing that one processor supports tail recursion or that another processor infers key tables for certain addresses or that parallelism is supported for a multi-processor system or whatever are all distinguishing implementation features that vendors can use to make their conforming interpretation of the specification "better" or faster. So they might advertise such product differentiation features in order to compete. But to reveal the inner workings?
How will the answer from any vendor to this particular question of yours change the way you write your stylesheets?
. . . . . . . . . . . . . Ken
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