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Subject: Re: [xsl] Equal rights for xsl:next-match & co
From: Evan Lenz <evan@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 21 May 2013 11:32:19 -0700

To me, it doesn't make sense to say "next match on the current node." (What
does that even mean?) No, it's simply the next match; the only match we could
be talking about is the match that occurred: the node that matched and
triggered the rule represented by the xsl:template ancestor. That it happens
to have always been coincident with the current node is a consequence of the
arbitrary restriction imposed by XSLT 2.0. That's the way I look at it. :-)

Evan

On May 21, 2013, at 9:25 AM, David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On 21/05/2013 17:12, Evan Lenz wrote:
>> <xsl:for-each select="1 to 10">
>>   <xsl:next-match/>
>> </xsl:for-each>
>
> well yes matching on the original node would be reasonably intuitive if the
for-each is iterating over atomic items, but I think it would be pretty odd to
do that if it was iterating over nodes, and  the sequence might be a mix of
both and you can't statically tell which is which so
> not allowing it seems a safe first step:-)
>
> David
>
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