Re: [xsl] For-each and keys()

Subject: Re: [xsl] For-each and keys()
From: "Dimitre Novatchev" <dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2006 11:03:03 -0700
I agree completely with Ken and David.

When I replied to a post by this person and was really willing to
help, he sent me some offlist mails with strange words, which I
(probably fortunately) don't understand.

This is when and why I decided not to try to help this person.

Since then (probably over two weeks now) the essential contents of his
messages hasn't changed. He does not provide enough information so
that a meaningfil problem is precisely formulated -- therefore nobody,
even being so extremely kind , tolerant and willing to help as Ken and
David are, could help.

I have noticed that the bad examples are among the most useful and
instructive ones.

This case is a good illustration why the mailing list guidelines must
be followed and what really happens when they are not.

Dimitre Novatchev
Truly great madness cannot be achieved without significant intelligence.

On 8/2/06, G. Ken Holman <gkholman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
At 2006-08-02 12:06 -0400, Steve wrote:
>>Really that's too short, as I'd have to guess the definitions of the
>>variables used. Can you not make a small (6 line) input file, and a
>>small (complete) xslt file  that exhibits the problem that you are
>>having, and say what output you want. If you post code that can be
>>executed _someone_ on the list will execute it and comment on wha it's
>I suppose I can't believe that you'd actually make use of anything if
>you're unwilling to test code because the document() was capitalized
>when it was copied to this list.

Hey, it was enough for me not to be willing to
work with something that already has errors.  Why
put people to work fixing something that is
already broken such that one cannot even help
towards the problem you cite?  How do we know you
even have working code if it has syntax
errors?  Are you asking for assistance or are you
asking us to do all your work for you?

I'm with David ... you can help others help you
by posting an illustration of working input files
and expected results, and a working stylesheet
even if it doesn't do what you want.  Look at
what I did in my post to you here:

You will see a transcript at the bottom where I
type the source file, type the stylesheet file,
and reveal the end results as the execution of an
XSLT processor.  Anyone working with the archives
can now extract those working components, get it
working in their system, and expand on it from there for their specific

Is that so hard, and so unreasonable to expect? How can you expect people to respond if you don't make it easy for them to do so?

. . . . . . . . . . . . Ken

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