Re: More XSL Discussion

Subject: Re: More XSL Discussion
From: Norman Walsh <norm@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 13:19:13 -0500
| Okay! I'm half way there. An XSL processor is free
| to create the flow objects in any order it likes cos the place they
| are going in the resultant tree does not depend on creation order.
| Fine. The part I still don't get is how the rule might be
| triggered 1000 times?

In practice, it probably won't, but there's nothing about
building a tree that says I can't construct a given node 1000
times and throw the first 999 away.

What this amounts to is that there is no guarantee that a given
construction rule will only fire once for a given element. And
an implementation that does occasionally build a node that it
discards can still be viewed as "doing the right thing."

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