Re: [xsl] Re: Re: Counting nodes efficiently

Subject: Re: [xsl] Re: Re: Counting nodes efficiently
From: Wendell Piez <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2004 17:49:54 -0500

At 05:22 PM 2/19/2004, you wrote:
I hope that the right term will prevail through being more frequently used.

Me too. "Forward walk?"

Generally terms like this are adopted either when someone comes up with a really compelling name and it sticks, or someone thinks up something so nifty and so useful that they wake up to find their own name on it. (Ask Steve Muench, whose name will be mispronounced by users of XSLT 1.0 forevermore.)

But I don't recall who stole the forward walk from whom. I think I first saw it from either Mike Kay, or Jeni. (Naturally.) It's an interesting technique since it's essentially taking the trouble to do explicitly what the default traversal would do anyway, but allowing for particular tactical interventions (like testing or your counting). "Forced forward walk"? It sounds like a pirate ship.


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