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XSL working draft

From: Barb Munsil <barbara.munsil@internetMCI.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 1998 23:15:24 -0600
To: xsl-editors@w3.org
Cc: wes_munsil@csgsystems.org
Message-id: <35E24868.C171792@internetMCI.com>
Dear Sirs:

The effect of the production for NodePatterns is to allow the final ElementPattern in an
ElementPatterns, if it is the form *[attribute(QName)], to be replaced by the shorthand
attribute(QName).  This allowance is non-orthogonal in two respects:  it is only made for the final
ElementPattern; and it is not made for any other Qualifier or combination of Qualifiers.  Moreover,
it seems to be of little practical utility.  The grammar and language would be simplified, with no
loss of expressive power, if it were removed.  This could be done, for example, by removing the
production for NodePatterns, and replacing NodePatterns by ElementPatterns in the production for
AncestryPattern.

Thank you for your consideration.

Dr. Wes Munsil
Received on Tuesday, 25 August 1998 01:16:13 GMT

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