[xsl] Re: versioning

Subject: [xsl] Re: versioning
From: "Dimitre Novatchev" <dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2004 19:51:23 +0100
> The problem is that XSLT is not a true XML language: the XPath literals
> are not broken up into a tree structure. So in order to transform XSLT 1.0
> it will be almost essential to delegate the XPath parse to some Java code.
> If there was a standard XML tree representation of an XPath, which could
> come in useful for all sorts of other purposes, the fn:xpath-to-tree()
> function would return it enabling proper XSLT analyses. The reverse
> fn:tree-to-xpath() is just a pretty printer.
> Given fn:xpath-to-tree(), it would be possible to convert XSLT 1.0 to 2.0,
> and perhaps this conversion should accompany the standard.

There would be XQueryX -- the XML-format of XQuery, but unfortunately,  such
a beast cannot substitute XPath in XSLT because in XSLT any XPath expression
must be specified as a value of some attribute.

As we know, attributes can only have simple values -- not an xml document or


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