RE: [xsl] Counting nodes efficiently

Subject: RE: [xsl] Counting nodes efficiently
From: Wendell Piez <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2004 11:46:25 -0500
Hi Dimitre,

At 05:19 AM 2/19/2004, you wrote:
In this and similar problems one can re-use the identity transformation,
which processes strictly one node at a time (would a native English
speaker, please, suggest a good name? The best I could arrive at was "one
node at a time identity transformation"):

I have been known to refer to this as the "step-wise identity transform", which a native English speaking XSLT expert would probably understand as referring to the beast, but which uses a neologism, "step-wise". If you wanted to avoid the fancifulness and irony of neologisms for descriptive names (I admit my irony is often too dry, and Dimitre you can mail me off list to explain what I mean by *that* ;-), you could call it the "step-by-step identity transform" or even the "one-node-at-a-time" identity transform (yes), or "node-by-node" identity transform, and that would be fine. Not very technical, but fine.

But other English speakers may have other ideas of their own. (That's part of the fun of English.)


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