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Issue(sibling-qual) : Qualifying on sibling type should be supported

From: Tony Graham <tgraham@mulberrytech.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 1998 17:36:47 -0400 (EDT)
To: xsl-list@mulberrytech.com
CC: xsl-editors@w3.org
Message-Id: <f98081916284902F4@inu.menteith.com>
Qualifying on sibling type should be supported since it would simplify
much of the special casing that goes on, and it would bring the fact
that a special case is happening up to the xsl:template level.

Consider the following content model:

<!ELEMENT section  (title, (list | para | graphic)*) >

It commonly happens that the format of the first paragraph following
the title is different from "ordinary" paragraphs.  For example, the
first paragraph may not have an indent on the first line
(indent-first-line-start=0pt), whereas other paragraphs do.

Matching on first-of-type() is not sufficient if, say, a graphic
appears after the <title> element and before the first <para> element,
and in that case the <para> is to be formatted as an "ordinary"
paragraph with an indent on the first line.

Regards,


Tony Graham
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