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Re: towards consensus on fixup, part 2

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 07 Sep 2007 14:36:09 +0100
To: "Innovimax SARL" <innovimax@gmail.com>
Cc: public-xml-processing-model-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <f5bveamfvhy.fsf@hildegard.inf.ed.ac.uk>

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Innovimax SARL writes:

> What does [attribute type] means ?

It's a property of Attribute Information Items [1], which tells you
what, if anything, is known about the XML 1.0/XML 1.1 type of the
attribute, that is, CDATA, NMTOKEN, ID, IDREF, etc.  Would you like
the following pipeline to work?

 <p:pipeline>

  <p:identity/>

  <p:xslt>
   <p:input port="stylesheet">
    <p:inline>
     <xsl:stylesheet>
      . . .
      <xsl:template match="ref">
       <a href="#{@secid}>
        <xsl:value-of select="id(@secid)/title"/>
       </a>
      </xsl:template>
      . . .
   </p:xslt>
  </p:pipeline>

on input such as

 <!DOCTYPE doc [
 . . .
 <!ATTLIST sec myid ID #REQUIRED>
 . . .
 ]>
 <doc>
  . . .
  <ref secid="s3"/>
  . . .
  <sec myid="s3">
    <title>Future work</title>
 . . .
 </doc>

If the type of attributes isn't preserved, that pipeline won't work as
you (I think) and I (I know) would like and expect.

ht

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/REC-xml-infoset-20040204/#infoitem.attribute
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