RE: [xsl] Sequences in XSLT 2.0..

Subject: RE: [xsl] Sequences in XSLT 2.0..
From: "Pawson, David" <David.Pawson@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2005 11:32:22 -0000
Sorry David, catching up with mail. 

    -----Original Message-----
    From: David Carlisle [mailto:davidc@xxxxxxxxx] 
    Sent: 14 March 2005 17:19
    One advantage of sequences is that you can store sequences 
    of strings etc ("a","b", ....)

    Similarly inside
    <xsl:for-each select="zzzz">
     <xsl:sort select="mmm"/>
    the current node list is the ordered list sorted by mmm but 
    that list can not be saved in order, if you need it again 
    later you have to re-sort. In XSLT2 sorted sequences can be saved.


<xsl:variable name="sortedSequence">
    <xsl:for-each select="zzzz">
     <xsl:sort select="mmm"/>

Is that the sort of thing you mean David?
the variable now holds the sorted sequence?

    Other reasons have to do with alignment with xsd schema but 
    they are,
    natutrally:-) almost all bad, but on balance ordered 
    sequences are probably a good thing (although perhaps they 
    might have been better still if they had allowed sequences 
    of sequences)


regards DaveP


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