Re: [XSLT2.0] Binding of a local xsl:variable or xsl:param by another local xsl:variable/xsl:param

Our ref: qt-2004Feb0111-01

Dimitre, following your pushback on our previous response to this comment,
the XSL WG had the issue on its agenda again yesterday, and discussed in

Although there is some sympathy with your position on this, the Working
Group decided that it was an area where we felt it was important to have
consistency over the family of specifications, and given (a) the pressure on
timescales, (b) the strongly held views that are known to exist in the
XQuery working group, and (c) the fact that all the arguments on both sides
have now been fully aired, we did not feel that it would be productive to
reopen negotiations on this in joint meetings.

I know you will find this unsatisfactory, but I'm sorry, design by committee
involves compromises.

Michael Kay
for the XSL Working Group

Received on Wednesday, 23 June 2004 09:05:19 UTC