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Re: General trick for re-applying recursivly/iterative

Subject: Re: General trick for re-applying recursivly/iteratively a XSLT Script until no changes? Preferable with XSLT v1.1
From: Andrew Welch <andrew.j.welch@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 4 Dec 2009 09:48:22 +0000
Re:  General trick for re-applying recursivly/iterative
2009/12/4 Ben Stover <bxstover@xxxxxxxxxxx>:
> In general when I apply a XSLT script then one rule/template is matched at a time (for one node).
> Then the XSLT script is stopped.
> Imagine for example a template which deletes (only) the current leaves of
> an XML node tree. When the current leaves are removed then there are new leaves.
> Is there a general (!) trick to re-apply the script on the resulting XML doc again?
> Again: I am not searching for a specific solution but a general trick which works for (almost) all
> XSLT scripts. The processing should only stop with the re-application when there is no difference
> any more between input and output XML.
> This general trick should preferably work with XSLT v1.1 (if not possible then v2.0 is ok as well).

A couple of points here:

- XSLT 1.1 was dropped in favour of going straight to 2.0, so it's not
clear why you would want 1.1?

- You've written a wordy description with no input/output examples, so
it's hard to understand and even harder to give a precise reply

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

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