RE: [xsl] Using document()

Subject: RE: [xsl] Using document()
From: "Michael Kay" <michael.h.kay@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2002 10:45:02 +0100
> There is an awkward interaction 
> > between the
> > URIResolver specification and the rule that if you access the same
> > document twice, you must get the same root node back each time. This
> > puts the XSLT processor in a quandary when you do:
> > 
> > document('foo#john') | document('foo#mary')
> See I'm not convinced that there should be a problem. If we 
> were to assign that to the variable $example, I would expect 
> that it would have two nodes in the node set. Further I would 
> expect that $example/ancestor-or-self::*[not(parent::*)] 
> (assuming that would correctly reference the root element of 
> a node) would return a node set of one. 

Only if the DOMSource that your URIResolver returns is used "in-situ",
rather than being copied.

Michael Kay
Software AG
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