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[Bug 1811] New: Need explicit statement of interactions among initial settings

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Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2005 00:04:18 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=1811

           Summary: Need explicit statement of interactions among initial
                    settings
           Product: XPath / XQuery / XSLT
           Version: Last Call drafts
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: minor
          Priority: P2
         Component: XSLT 2.0
        AssignedTo: mike@saxonica.com
        ReportedBy: david_marston@us.ibm.com
         QAContact: public-qt-comments@w3.org


Comments based on the 4 April 2005 draft of XSLT 2.0:
After much jumping around between parts 2.3, 6.5, and 10.1, I am pretty sure 
that I know that there is a good reason to set both an initial mode and initial 
named template as simultaneous launch options. I'm not 100% positive, but I am 
pretty sure that you are trying to say that if the named template specified at 
launch time contains the instruction
<xsl:apply-templates mode="#current"/>
then the initial mode will be used. If one had been specified at launch time, 
that mode will be used.
EDITORIAL FIX: please add a note to part 10.1 (or 6.5 if you prefer) to make an 
explicit statement of the above.

The next question is about the interplay between launch-time parameter setting 
and the initial mode. Again, I am pretty sure, but not 100% sure, that an 
xsl:param element at the "global" stylesheet level can contain
<xsl:apply-templates select="/fully/qualified/path" mode="#current"/>
and it will use the initial mode specified at launch time, or the default mode 
if none was specified. (This is for content of xsl:param that was invoked 
because the value was not supplied at launch time.) If the processor has lazy 
evaluation of parameters, then the mode for the above instruction must be the 
initial mode, not whatever mode is current when the first reference to the 
param must be resolved.
EDITORIAL FIX: please add a note to part 9.5 to make an explicit statement of 
the above.

The question about initial mode vs. global variable has more factors, so I will 
report it separately.
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