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RE: Qualified variable names

Subject: RE: Qualified variable names
From: "Michael Kay" <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2008 15:00:49 -0000
RE:  Qualified variable names
I have copied this comment into the Bugzilla log so that it doesn't get lost
when the time comes for detailed design.

Michael Kay

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dimitre Novatchev [mailto:dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx] 
> Sent: 10 November 2008 14:44
> To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re:  Qualified variable names
> On Mon, Nov 10, 2008 at 3:04 AM, Michael Kay 
> <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >> I've often thought Final and Abstract type modifiers would 
> be useful, 
> >> maybe now would be a good time to submit a proposal for 2.1.
> >>
> > There is a sketched proposal at
> > http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=5312. Feel free to 
> > comment on it within the bugzilla thread.
> This proposal is extremely important. Its incorporation into 
> XSLT 2.1 would provide the capability to have separately 
> compiled libraries (as opposed to a main stylesheet == 
> "separate application") of functions.
> I have a remark about making sure a specific mode in the 
> module cannot accidentally be selected (this is not the same 
> as overriden !) by an external template with
>      mode="#all"
> The existing text ( (d) in the Description, and (f) in the 
> second post by Dr. Kay) does not rule out such a possibility.
> In particular, there is a need that a mode with a name 
> defined in the module be accessible, but only *by name*, to 
> exteranal <xsl:apply-templates> instructions. At the same 
> time, any external <xsl:template> that has
>   mode ="#all"
> should not be available for selection in a mode defined in 
> the specific module.
> Cheers,
> Dimitre Novatchev
> >
> > Michael Kay
> > http://www.saxonica.com/
> >
> >
> --
> Cheers,
> Dimitre Novatchev
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