Re: New XSLT draft

Subject: Re: New XSLT draft
From: James Clark <jjc@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 03:05:57 +0700
Alistair MacDonald wrote:

> Is there any chance of an explanation for why the xpath WD jumped
> to using child::... instead of from-children(....) ?

One reason was that from-children() syntactically looked like a function
call but semantically was not like a function call.

> Also, there is no mention of a for loop construct - despite suggestions 
> that it could be implemented without breaking the side-effect free goal.
> I presume that this was discussed and eliminated (rather than ignored).

We took a decision not to introduce any new features in XSLT 1.0 after
the April draft. We violated this rule in the July draft in a few cases,
but only so as to fix what we felt were serious problems in the


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