Subject: RE: [xsl] apply-templates and predicates|
From: "tom tom" <tomxsllist@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2005 17:00:58 +0100
From: "Michael Kay" <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx> Reply-To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx To: <xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Subject: RE: [xsl] apply-templates and predicates Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2005 14:23:19 +0100
> when applying templates it is possible to filter out unwanted > nodes in a > number of ways, one is by putting a predicate on the > apply-templates command > and use modes if you have more than one filter. Another is to > apply-templates to all nodes and put a predicate on the > template match - > this avoids the use of modes. > > Can anyone ... provide advantages of doing the latter? >
It's more resilient to unexpected input, e.g. as a result of schema changes.
Michael Kay http://www.saxonica.com/