RE: [xsl] RE: syntax sugar for call-template

Subject: RE: [xsl] RE: syntax sugar for call-template
From: "Michael Kay" <mhkay@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2001 15:44:04 -0000
> Couldn't agree more strongly.  Thinking about Uche's comments on
> run-time dynamism and introspection yesterday (I don't
> know what that
> means but it sure sounds good) another option would be
> single new XSLT function:
> >>
> >>   call-template('my:func', 'one', xpath,
> >>                            'two', $rtf)
> >>

Calling a template from a function within an XPath expression is not a good
idea. It's important that functions should have no side-effects, and
templates normally have the side-effect of writing to the result tree.
That's why I made saxon:function a distinct construct from xsl:template.

Mike Kay

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