[xsl] Re: The Perils of Sudden Type-Safety in XPath 2.0

Subject: [xsl] Re: The Perils of Sudden Type-Safety in XPath 2.0
From: "Dimitre Novatchev" <dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2003 07:30:26 +0100
"Gunther Schadow" <gunther@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> The test case is
>     <xsl:template match="block[@indent]">
>       <xsl:value-of select="string-pad(' ', @indent)"/>
>     </xsl:template>
> no schema, no extension.

> Michael suggested I comment on the official w3c comment list. But
> it could be a more powerful comment if it came from more than one
> of us. We could draft a comment and then mass-mail it in from
> differnent members of this list.

Not too long ago David Carlisle expressed strong concerns on similar issues.

And please add to the list of issues the "feature" of different variables
having the same name in the same lexical scope...

I have the feeling that a group of people has the goal of making XSLT a
ridiculous language.

Dimitre Novatchev.

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