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Re: [xsl] things about grouping


Subject: Re: [xsl] things about grouping
From: Graydon <graydon@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2012 19:44:30 -0500

On Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 12:29:43PM +0000, Michael Kay scripsit:
> I would strongly recommend that you get involved in the process of
> defining these languages and specifications. You will find many
> cases where you are able to make a difference simply by alerting the
> group to problems that it might not otherwise have noticed. You will
> also find cases where you are extremely frustrated because some
> other apparently intelligent person passionately takes a view that
> is different to your own; if you put aside the frustration and try
> to understand their argument you will often come to appreciate that
> what is obviously right and good depends on where you are starting
> from.

Since we're talking about "except" and language definitions, has anyone
ever proposed a different form (or is there a different form for) the
construct:

div[not(* except (heading,para))]

It's really useful, but I find it frequently brain-melting, especially
as a component of more complex expressions.

-- Graydon


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