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Re: Re: xsl-list Digest 28 May 2008 05:10:01 -0000 Iss

Subject: Re: Re: xsl-list Digest 28 May 2008 05:10:01 -0000 Issue 1511
From: "Andrew Welch" <andrew.j.welch@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 29 May 2008 14:02:35 +0100
Re:  Re: xsl-list Digest 28 May 2008 05:10:01 -0000 Iss
2008/5/29 Florent Georges <lists@xxxxxxxxxxxx>:
> Andrew Welch wrote:
>> "the output is "foobar" as the adjacent text nodes "foo" and "bar"
>> are merged by the outer value-of before it applies the seperator"
>  The exact verse is in [XSLT20] 5.7.2 Constructing Simple Content
> <http://www.w3.org/TR/xslt20/#constructing-simple-content>:
>    2. Adjacent text nodes in the sequence are merged into a
>       single text node.

yeah... the important part is that it's step 2 and occurs before step
5 (where the separators are added)

I wonder what the reason is for merging adjacent text nodes?  Other
than compacting the a tree a little, what purpose does it serve?

Andrew Welch
Kernow: http://kernowforsaxon.sf.net/

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