Re: [xsl] break or exit in xsl?

Subject: Re: [xsl] break or exit in xsl?
From: Mukul Gandhi <mukul_gandhi@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2005 18:55:29 -0800 (PST)
Hello Dimitre,
  I don't mind your remarks.. My primary objective is
to *learn* from the questions and answers on the

But I'll take your advice seriously.. "to check and
re-check my statements.." 

I owe a debt to many people on XSL-List from whom I
have learnt a lot..


--- Dimitre Novatchev <dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Dear Mukul,
> Judging from the "important things" you say about
> XSLT, it seems to me
> that you have seriously neglected your reading.
> Recently you have been generating a lot of
> non-high-quality traffic on
> this list and this has long ago stopped being even
> amusing.
> Please, make use of the facility that M.D. Peterson
> has kindly made
> available -- at where
> anyone can write
> *incorrect and incomplete* content.
> In this thread you have made once again a number of
> false statements:
>     'the "select attribute" of for-each selects a
>     subtree with the original tree.. '
> 1. The "select" attribute doesn't select, but even
> if it "selected" it
> wouldn't be a "subtree" in the general case.
> 2. The node-set specified by the XPath expression in
> the "select"
> attribute may generally contain nodes from more than
> one document.
> 3. It is possible that none of these nodes is from
> "the original tree".
> So just in one short sentence you managed to pack
> three false statements.
> Not to speak about the new "definitions" invented by
> you:
>   'So it is sequential processing from "document
> order
>   point of view"..'
> This demonstrates a complete lack of understanding
> even basic concepts. 
> "Processing" and "sequential processing" are
> meaningful concepts only
> if "time" is defined.
> "Document order" is completely independent of
> "time". Therefore,
> document order cannot impose sequential processing.
> May I ask you again to check and re-check your
> statements and better,
> before writing read good books on XPath and XSLT and
> ask other people
> off-list if what you're going to present as an
> absolute truth about
> XSLT is really correct?
> Dimitre Novatchev.

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