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RE: [xsl] RFC XSLT Standard - "Further support for variable / parameter expansion of XSLT attributes"
Date: 3/6/2002 6:27:00 AM
Quoting Michael Kay <michael.h.kay@xxxxxxxxxxxx>: > 5.1 (xsl:output) is already done in the XSLT 2.0 WD (in fact, it was > done in > XSLT 1.1). > > I must admit I thought we had changed xsl:message to allow an AVT (4.1) > and > was surprised to discover that we hadn't. > > I think there will be some resistance from members of the WG to > changing > those attributes whose values are QNames of objects defined in the > stylesheet (mode, template name, use attribute sets). Compiled > languages > generally don't keep their symbol tables around at run-time. There's > also > the problem of keeping namespace declarations around at run-time (though > the > key() function sets a precedent). > > It's also hard to think of many languages (COBOL is the only one that > comes > to mind) that allow a function or subroutine to be called by supplying > its > name as a string. This is possible in a number of Lisp dialects, but I suppose that doesn't surprise anyone. I don;t know much about FORTH but I'd expect it might allow this as well. [...] XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list