RE: [xsl] Sending parameters to XSL stylsheet

Subject: RE: [xsl] Sending parameters to XSL stylsheet
From: "G. Ken Holman" <gkholman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 30 May 2003 12:09:56 -0400
At 2003-05-30 15:30 +0100, Jim Fuller wrote:
note you should prob always put xsl:param after xsl:output statement

I disagree ... my understanding is that the *only* restriction of top-level constructs is that <xsl:import/> be before all other top-level instructions or non-FO-namespace elements.

The only time any other ordering is important is the fallback processing for unreported template conflict processing.

I do understand that within a template rule all <xsl:param> must come before all other constructs, including any <xsl:variable> elements. But with respect to top-level constructs (children of the stylesheet containing element) I believe only the position of <xsl:import/> is important.

XSLT 1.0 Section 2.2 reads:

   "The order in which the children of the xsl:stylesheet element
    occur is not significant except for xsl:import elements and for
    error recovery. Users are free to order the elements as they
    prefer, and stylesheet creation tools need not provide control
    over the order in which the elements occur."

I hope this helps.

............ Ken

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