RE: [xsl] Identity and Modified identity transforms

Subject: RE: [xsl] Identity and Modified identity transforms
From: "Michael Kay" <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2007 10:31:52 -0000
> I've aways considered the "Modified Identity" pattern to be 
> the identity template that walks the following sibling axis:
> <xsl:template match="node()">
> 	<xsl:copy>
> 		<xsl:copy-of select="@*"/>
> 		<xsl:apply-templates select="node()[1]"/>
> 	</xsl:copy>
> 	<xsl:apply-templates select="following-sibling::*[1]"/>
> </xsl:template>

I usually use "modified identity transform" to mean an identity template
supplemented by additional templates for specific nodes" - but of course the
term is very general and could mean anything.

The pattern above is one I usually refer to as "sibling recursion". Since
that also covers use of any templates in a sibling-based tree walk, it
should perhaps be "sibling recursion using identity template".

I don't think you should be mixing "node()" and "*" like that...

Michael Kay

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