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[Bug 1313] New: Incompatibility when copying document nodes

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Date: Mon, 09 May 2005 19:09:12 +0000
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           Summary: Incompatibility when copying document nodes
           Product: XPath / XQuery / XSLT
           Version: Last Call drafts
          Platform: PC
               URL: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/w3c-xsl-
        OS/Version: Windows XP
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: XSLT 2.0
        AssignedTo: mike@saxonica.com
        ReportedBy: mike@saxonica.com
         QAContact: public-qt-comments@w3.org

I reported this internally just before the LC draft was published; I'm repeating
it as a public comment for the purposes of issue tracking.

See the URL referenced.

Consider the following code, executed with a document node as the context node.

  <xsl:attribute name="x">5</xsl:attribute>

In 1.0, the xsl:copy does nothing other than to cause the xsl:attribute
instruction to be executed, so the result is <a x="5"/>

In 2.0, the xsl:copy causes a shallow copy of the document node to be made; the
xsl:attribute instruction then fails because you can't add an attribute node to
a document node.

My view is that we can live with this incompatibility, but we should document it.

Michael Kay
Received on Monday, 9 May 2005 19:09:20 UTC

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