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Re: p:insert matches documents and elements?

From: Alex Milowski <alex@milowski.org>
Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2007 14:58:14 -0700
Message-ID: <28d56ece0704291458k6c52acf8re663a12176b634b4@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-xml-processing-model-wg@w3.org
On 4/29/07, Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com> wrote:
> / Alex Milowski <alex@milowski.org> was heard to say:
> | On 4/22/07, Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com> wrote:
> |>
> |> Should p:insert fail if the target matches something that isn't
> |> a document or element? If not, what should it do?
> |
> | Yes.  It should fail when the target is not an element or document.  If
> the
> | target is a document, the at-start option doesn't mean anything.  It
> will
> | replace the document element.
> In that case, I think I'd prefer to make matching the document node
> an error. That's (a) completely different semantics and (b) easily
> done with other steps.

Easily done.  I'm happy with that.

--Alex Milowski
"The excellence of grammar as a guide is proportional to the paucity of the
inflexions, i.e. to the degree of analysis effected by the language

Bertrand Russell in a footnote of Principles of Mathematics
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