Re: [xsl] Processing approach

Subject: Re: [xsl] Processing approach
From: "Michael Kay mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx" <xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2017 08:55:44 -0000
There's a lot of temporal language in this description ("while", "then", "same
time", "ends up", "as I process").

That's usually a sign that you are thinking procedurally. Try to describe the
output as a function of the input, and forget about what happens when.

Michael Kay

> I am stuck with xslt 1 with this task. I suppose the simplest way to
describe it
> is the variables created while in one node create foreign key refs against
> obvious matching values I generate while in another path.
> Its simpler to use the various logic to generate the values once, then apply
> at the same time in both locations. Often they are generated while in a for
> However this generates a template call for the large element I am not
> processing that ends up copying that node "n" times along with my new
> element.
> In this case, all I really need to do is continually append the secondary
> to the alternate location as I process and insert a node in the current
> Thanks,
> jlc

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