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Re: Newbie: Only select certain nodes in an xsl:template match

From: Pavel Lepin <p.lepin@-------.--->
Date: 5/31/2007 9:05:00 AM

Joe Kesselman <keshlam-nospam@c...> wrote in
> Peter Flynn wrote:
>> Having loose, unmarked text floating around inside a
>> rigid structure is A Bad Idea.
>> Mixed Content (intermingled text and elements) is
>> standard in the textual element types of normal text
>> documents (eg within <P> in HTML) but almost always wrong
>> anywhere else. 
> Depends on your application. Mixed content is standard
> within document-oriented uses of XML (which includes
> XHTML, Docbook, and many others that model annotated
> text). It is usually -- but not always! -- suboptimal for
> data-oriented uses of XML.

Well, that's precisely what Peter said (using the language
that's probably a bit more understandable for a person new
to XML, such as the OP).

Pavel Lepin


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