Re: [xsl] XSLT 4 xsl:with

Subject: Re: [xsl] XSLT 4 xsl:with
From: "Pieter Lamers pieter.lamers@xxxxxxxxxxxx" <xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 19 May 2020 17:14:40 -0000
I think <xsl:with select="..."> is an elegant rewrite of for-each. It does make me wonder whether it would earn brownie points or penalties in Gerrit's highly opiniated book.

On 19/05/2020 18:52, Liam R. E. Quin liam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
On Tue, 2020-05-19 at 08:54 +0000, Pieter Masereeuw pieter@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Because such a for-each does not repeat, I always add a comment like
<!-- Merely sets the context, does not repeat -->.
I tend to comment these too, although not with the repeat part - be
careful, too, as in English a less-informed reader might get an
incorrect impression reinforced that for-each is a loop, rather than a
mapping operator.

Yes, an xsl:with-context-item select=.... would be clearer. Wkether
it's worth increasing the size of the language for it is a judgment
call that's a little harder, i think.



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