[xsl] Reason for restrictions on RTFs in XSLT 1.0?

Subject: [xsl] Reason for restrictions on RTFs in XSLT 1.0?
From: steffen.dingel@xxxxxx
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2001 10:20:38 +0100

I've been working with XSLT for a while now and I often
noticed that the Restrictions on what can be done with
result tree fragments significantly decrease the power
of XSLT. The Restrictions are removed in Version 1.1, but
I still wonder what were the reasons for putting them in 1.0.
Maybe that the impossibility to look into the structure of
a result tree fragment again makes it possible to share parts
of the tree structure of input and output tree in implementations?
But that should still be possible when access to the result
tree structure is allowed. The only problem I see there is
that such a shared node might have multiple parents, and so
it would be difficult to implement Xpath's "..".

Does anyone know more about this?
Maybe one of the XSLT designers?

Thanks in advance,

Steffen Dingel                 mailto:steffen.dingel@xxxxxx
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