Re: [xsl] Scope of uniqueness of generate-id()

Subject: Re: [xsl] Scope of uniqueness of generate-id()
From: "Colin Adams" <colinpauladams@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2008 11:51:02 +0000
Different nodes are different nodes. Which document they are in doesn't matter.

After all, the generated ids may be used as values for an xml:id
attribute in the output, which might contain the contents of the two
temporary trees.

2008/11/20 Vladimir Nesterovsky <vladimir@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
> Hello!
> Can someone please clarify the scope of uniqueness of generate-id()
> function?
> Spec says:
> The generate-id function returns a string that uniquely identifies a given
> node...
> An implementation ... always generates the same identifier for the same
> node and
> that different identifiers are always generated from different nodes.
> An implementation is under no obligation to generate the same identifiers
> each time a document is transformed.
> Does this mean that values of generate-id() call for two different nodes
> from two different temporary trees created in the course of transformation
> MUST be different?
> Thanks.
> --
> Vladimir Nesterovsky

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