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Subject: Re: XSLT repetition constructs
From: "Dimitre Novatchev dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx" <xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2019 22:17:49 -0000
Re:  XSLT repetition constructs
It isn't correct to use "repetition" for a set of operations that are
independent from each other and can be executed in any order or in

In this group fall such operations as <xsl:for-each>. the XPath for
expression, the ! (bang) operator and applying a function in the last
location step of an XPath step-expression (sorry if I don't remember
the exact terminology).

All of these are *mapping" operations, like the map function in
Haskell. These have nothing to do with repetition.

I think it would be much more appropriate to use the map/reduce
terminology, as many people may have had experience with this and will
understand the description correctly.

Even the "reduce" type of operation has little to do with repetition
-- this is more correctly a chain of execution or serialized


On Tue, Mar 5, 2019 at 1:56 AM Mukul Gandhi gandhi.mukul@xxxxxxxxx
<xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi all,
>     I've written a document explaining different XSLT repetition constructs. Its available at, http://gandhimukul.tripod.com/xslt/xslt_repetition_constructs.pdf.
> Any comments, corrections to this document are welcome.
> --
> Regards,
> Mukul Gandhi
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