Subject: Re: [xsl] dangling attribute creation (was Re: [xsl] When to use text())|
From: Ihe Onwuka <ihe.onwuka@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2014 17:32:10 +0000
On Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 5:06 PM, Andrew Welch <andrew.j.welch@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: >> Correct me if I'm wrong but couldn't you say the same thing over each >> and every application of xsl:attribute-set > > No - how would it be possible to cause a similar exception using > attribute-sets? An example of what you mean would help here. > Now that I look at the syntax it may not be. > >>> It's an anti-pattern. >>> >> >> Yes I'm sure there's another way of achieving the same thing but I'd >> rather be anti-pattern than anti-declarative. > > ? It's not "anti-declarative" (actually I can't say that it isn't > because I don't know what that is) It's just a common mistake. > You cannot say it's a mistake. It's a trade-off and when considering which evil you elect for you do a little risk analysis. What is the likelihood of events that would lead to an exception occurring, how calamitous would it be if it did occur, how hard and costly and time consuming is it to implement and roll out the fix. Also if you are am not doing big object oriented software engineering you don't have to live by that bible.