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Re: Detecting unbound options

From: Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>
Date: Wed, 27 May 2009 13:32:12 -0400
To: XProc Dev <xproc-dev@w3.org>
Message-ID: <m23aaqpi3n.fsf@nwalsh.com>
mozer <xmlizer@gmail.com> writes:
>> Alas, I think that would just trade a great big nested p:try/p:catch
>> for a great big p:choose...
> A small win, but a win !

Fair enough.

> Let's try to solve your use case
> Here are the ways to solve it with the lesser code
> 1) First, is to say that selecting an unbound variable will generate
> un unbound variable (a bit tricky)

No, I don't think that's practical. It could be made to work for
select expressions that contain only a single variable reference, but
what about more complex expressions?

> 2) To add an attribute on p:with-option that says
> @bound-like-this-option="$foo" ; if foo is bound then the variable
> will be bound and the value will be the content of the select and will
> not be bound if $foo isn't bound

Yeah, I guess that's an option.

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