[xsl] Built-in templates for specific modes

Subject: [xsl] Built-in templates for specific modes
From: "Michael Leditschke" <mike@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 20:12:58 +1000
The XSLT spec makes specific mention (section 5.8)
of the fact that there is a built-in template for 
root and element nodes whether a mode is used
or not.

However it makes no mention of built-in rules for
text, attribute, comment or processing instruction
nodes when a mode is used.

By implication, by explicitly mentioning elements/root
but not these others, I assume there is no built-in 
template in such cases.

Am I correct in assuming this? 

My experience with MSXML would suggest it assumes 
the built-in rules apply to text, attribute etc nodes 
when a mode is used as well.

Assuming an XML document

  <element>Some text</element>

and a stylesheet template

<xsl:template match="/">
  <xsl:apply-templates mode="dummy"/>

Should I expect to get anything out the other end?

MSXML says yes.

Any clarification appreciated.


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