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Subject: Re: How to avoid careless mistakes when using XSLT modes?
From: "Debbie Lapeyre dalapeyre@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2019 18:48:56 -0000
Re:  How to avoid careless mistakes when using XSLT mod
If you are working in Oxygen, or similar XML editor,
viewing the outline of an XSLT stylesheet also
displays the modes for each template. You can make
sure they all match that should, see at a glance which
template is in no mode at all, or one, or
two... Oxygen also lets you sort by mode in this view.


> On Apr 19, 2019, at 2:41 PM, David Sewell dsewell@xxxxxxxxxxxx
<xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I just spent too much time completely puzzled about why a particular
template was not producing correct/expected output before realizing that in
many cases the template was not matching anything -- because some time ago I
had added a mode to certain instances of <xsl:template> and
<xsl:apply-templates> without being sure to adjust other templates in the
> Adding mode="#all" to my failing template fixed the problem.
> Obviously one could prevent many such problems by checking for the existence
of @mode in a stylesheet before working with it. Remembering always to do that
is the problem. Any other suggestions? (I guess one could make a habit of
adding an <xsl:message> to the template matching the root to warn that the
template is using modes.)
> David
> --
> David Sewell
> Manager of Digital Initiatives
> The University of Virginia Press
> Email: dsewell@xxxxxxxxxxxx   Tel: +1 434 924 9973
> Web: http://www.upress.virginia.edu/rotunda

Deborah A Lapeyre              mailto:dalapeyre@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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