Subject: Re: [xsl] The Perils of Sudden Type-Safety in XPath 2.0|
From: Gunther Schadow <gunther@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2003 23:15:48 -0500
Hi Charles, I may be a bit late with following up on this, and thanks for keeping it on list:
am having difficulty. Doesn't this typing problem only exist if he is either working with extensions, as M Kay pointed out, or if he is importing a schema using xsl:import-schema?
This problem has nothing to do with extension functions either. In fact, in Saxon, extension function calls still do quite a bit of nice automatic type casting.
<xsl:template match="block[@indent]"> <xsl:value-of select="string-pad(' ', @indent)"/> </xsl:template>
...The difficulties that even Jeni has prove Kurt's point.
My question is: Isn't there any way simply to nlock all these type checking, please?
Do the authors of this beast really listen to what we are saying?
Do they respect the XSLT programmers' community?
Michael suggested I comment on the official w3c comment list. But it could be a more powerful comment if it came from more than one of us. We could draft a comment and then mass-mail it in from differnent members of this list.
-- Gunther Schadow, M.D., Ph.D. gschadow@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Medical Information Scientist Regenstrief Institute for Health Care Adjunct Assistant Professor Indiana University School of Medicine tel:1(317)630-7960 http://aurora.regenstrief.org