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RE: TR/xquery-operators/#func-doc

From: <David.Pawson@rnib.org.uk>
Date: Wed, 14 May 2003 08:35:35 +0100
Message-ID: <9B66BBD37D5DD411B8CE00508B69700F049E1792@pborolocal.rnib.org.uk>
To: Michael.Kay@softwareag.com, public-qt-comments@w3.org

One more break with xslt 1.0 Michael?
More stylesheet changes if someone wants to move to 2.0?


> You can always pass a stylesheet parameter that gives the URI of the
> stylesheet, and use this parameter to retrieve the source code.

Yes, as was the case in 1.0.
People didn't use it.

> 
> However, the need for this coding technique will greatly 
> decline in XSLT
> 2.0. It was used in XSLT 1.0 almost exclusively to handle 
> fixed look-up
> tables, which can be handled in XSLT 2.0 much more efficiently using
> temporary trees held in global variables.

The classic of 
<months>
 <January>
 ...

as a look up. 

I can't see how a temporary tree will help there?

I dislike this change.

E.g. when moving from a workstation development to a server,
the file location will need changing?
Yes, it can be worked round. The elegance of document('') is now
well known and of great utility.

Seems a bad decision to change it.

regards DaveP



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