Fw: Formal parameters for stylesheets

Subject: Fw: Formal parameters for stylesheets
From: "Oren Ben-Kiki" <oren@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 3 Feb 1999 09:56:48 +0200
Jason Diamond <sendangels@xxxxxxx> wrote:

>A processor could actually support parameters without changing the spec. If
>user did something like this on the command line:
>xt -Dfoo=bar test.xml test.xsl
>The processor could interpret that as inserting a:
><xsl:constant name="foo" value="bar"/>
>into the stylesheet. Maybe a {parameter(foo)} function would actually help
>that users don't confuse the two concepts, though.

If this is done, not only should that be "{parameter(foo)}", but there
should be an explicit declaration:

<xsl:parameter name="foo" default="..."/>

Somewhere in the stylesheet. Otherwise all hell would break loose when
combining stylesheets, writing GUI for XSL processors, doing DTD

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    Oren Ben-Kiki

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