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Re: xml-stylesheet issues--suggested resolutions

From: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2009 09:35:00 +0200
To: "Henry S. Thompson" <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Cc: "Grosso, Paul" <pgrosso@ptc.com>, public-xml-core-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.uvnrcmhridj3kv@simon-pieterss-macbook.local>
On Tue, 16 Jun 2009 18:09:55 +0200, Henry S. Thompson <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>  

> I agree that a) we're unlikely to find anything even moderately
> forceful that doesn't put some browsers or other processors on the
> back foot; b) we are pretty much free to decide what's most correct
> and useful here.
> It's not obvious to me that interoperability is helped by disjunctive
> MUST (or for that matter SHOULD) clauses.  I'm inclined to think that
> we're not doing anyone any favours by defining a recovery behaviour in
> the duplicate PA case.  So I'd propose
>   Duplicate pseudo-attributes are an error.  The xml-stylesheet
>   processor MUST process the xml-stylesheet as if none of the
>   pseudo-attributes which share a name were present.
> This will lead to user-useful behaviour in all cases except
> duplication of the href PA, I think.

This would be different behavior than both HTML and XML.

In HTML, the first attribute is used and the rest with the same name are  

Simon Pieters
Opera Software
Received on Wednesday, 17 June 2009 07:35:57 UTC

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