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Re: meaning of "contain" in the XSLT spec

From: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 1 Oct 1999 17:32:18 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <199910011632.RAA13100@nag.co.uk>
To: xsl-list@mulberrytech.com
CC: xsl-editors@w3.org

I think `contains' when applied to elements _does_ consistently refer to
child relationship.

When applied to other things than XSL elements it necessarily means
something else. In the case of `stylesheet' and `template' it is taken
as meaning textually contained within. (note stylesheet is not the same
as xsl:stylesheet element, and similarly for template)

The confusion of xsl:attribute is I think was not one of child or
descendent, but over which tree the relationship is being expressed:
the xsl stylesheet tree or the result tree being built.

(who of course has nothing to do with this at all really:-)
Received on Friday, 1 October 1999 12:37:10 UTC

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