Re: [xsl] Conditional Include statements

Subject: Re: [xsl] Conditional Include statements
From: "C. M. Sperberg-McQueen" <cmsmcq@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 1 Apr 2009 18:21:44 -0600
On 31 Mar 2009, at 04:07 , Vyacheslav Sedov wrote:

XSLT stylesheets cannot modify themselves at run-time.

what about saxon:transform ;)

That doesn't modify the stylesheet it's in. It simply calls a compiled stylesheet to process input and produce output. (Even if you call saxon:transform on the stylesheet containing the call to saxon:transform, the call will have no effect on the stylesheet containing the call. As Wendell Piez put it recently, nothing you do in XSLT ever has any effect on the source document; the XSLT stylesheet only looks at the source document to decide what to put into the result document.)

In other words, saxon:transform() is more like a call to
an external function than like self-modifying code.

And a good thing, too!  (I was once responsible for helping
maintain a complex system that had some self-modifying
code in some modules.  I'll never do that again.)

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