Subject: Re: [xsl] Re: Re: Assignment no, dynamic scoping si (was: Re: RE: Wishes for XSL revisions ...|
From: Gunther Schadow <gunther@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 02 Jan 2002 18:16:36 -0500
Although the XSL WG hasn't discussed this issue as such, there was a proposal (on the ides of March) which asked for much the same thing that you want. I think. It's framed as "syntax sugar", but it's obviously more than that. Can you tell me how close this proposal is to what you're proposing (modulo syntax)? (See below.)
Miloslav's proposal appears to be different. I'm not sure I interpret it right, but it seems he basically wants the <propagate-params/> element as an abbreviation of the multiple <with-param ...> elements in the apply/call template(s) element.
While Miloslav's proposal may arise from a very similar motivation as mine, it appears to still rely on explicit parameters and on an uninterrupted chain of explicit parameter passing. The idea with implicit parameters is that they are "passed through" intermediary calls that have no interest in these parameters.
-- 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