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Subject: Re: [xsl] When to use text()
From: Eliot Kimber <ekimber@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2014 10:39:53 -0500

What is the alternative? Invent new terms for all concepts for which a
common term would be appropriate?

It is simply the case that in all technical standards there will be jargon
uses of common terms. It is not reasonable or realistic to expect
otherwise. It is not realistic or reasonable to expect to not have to look
things up to learn or be reminded of the specific meaning of something in
a standard.

If we started to list all terms used in computing generally where the
common usage and the technical usage do not agree it would essentially be
a list of every common English word (and many from other languages).

Cheers,

Eliot
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Eliot Kimber, Owner
Contrext, LLC
http://contrext.com




On 3/21/14, 10:32 AM, "Ihe Onwuka" <ihe.onwuka@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>the road to hell is paved with languages that expect you to look up
>the spec for things that are given names that do not correspond with
>what they do.
>
>XSLT is quite good in this respect but not perfect.
>
>On Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 3:28 PM, Martin Holmes <mholmes@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> text()..... as in text()...... not text() interleaved with comment
>>>nodes.
>>
>> I must have missed that version of the spec. :-)
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Martin
>>
>>
>> On 14-03-21 08:22 AM, Ihe Onwuka wrote:
>>>
>>> text()..... as in text()...... not text() interleaved with comment
>>>nodes.
>>>
>>> On Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 3:10 PM, Martin Holmes <mholmes@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> On 14-03-21 08:03 AM, Ihe Onwuka wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 2:20 PM, Wendell Piez
>>>>><wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> To gloss Mike ...
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Yes, text() is over-used and commonly misused.
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> I wouldn't be blaming the programmers for that.
>>>>>
>>>>> When you step back, it is clear from all the explanations given, that
>>>>> the thing doesn't do what it says on the tin.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> What exactly do you think it says on the tin?
>>>>
>>>> Cheers,
>>>> Martin


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