[xsl] Variables scope - weird behavior of msxml3 ?

Subject: [xsl] Variables scope - weird behavior of msxml3 ?
From: "Oleg Tkachenko" <ost@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2001 20:24:13 +0200

Excuse me if this is a faq issue.
Well, local variables in XSLT 1.0 have block-structured scope, i.e. "...the binding 
is visible for all following siblings and their descendants" (xslt 1.0 spec).

So, why the following xsl works in msxml3 ? (Saxon and Xalan reported an error, as expected).

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform";>
	<xsl:template match="/">
			<xsl:variable name="var" select="'some value'"/>
		<xsl:value-of select="$var"/>

And output is:

</html>some value

PS. Processor info:
Vendor: Microsoft
Vendor URL: http://www.microsoft.com

Wbr, Oleg Tkachenko, 
Multiconn Int. 

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