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2.5.2 Built-in Template Rules

From: G. Ken Holman <gkholman@CraneSoftwrights.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Jan 1999 10:21:33 -0500
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To: XSL Editors <xsl-editors@w3.org>
Hello editors!

Could you please document in section 2.5.2 the assumed priority of the
built-in rules?  If the assumed priority is 0, it is possible the lay user
may write a template with a pattern conflicting with the built-in template
... while this is fine for those processors who choose not to report the
error, the user's script will not be portable to a processor that chooses
to report the conflict.

May I recommend that the assumed priority is one less than the largest
negative number supported by the XSL processor (thus never conflicting with
a user specified priority)?


......... Ken

p.s. is there an accepted range for the priority real numbers that can be
documented?  What is the priority if the user specifies an out-of-bounds
value?  Would two unequal priorities of out of bounds value be considered
the same priority?  Did you mean to specify real numbers, or are the values
restricted to be integers?

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