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Subject: Re: [xsl] xsl:initial-template
From: "Max Toro maxtoroq@xxxxxxxxx" <xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 1 May 2014 18:45:04 -0000

It is a bit unfortunate that you cannot start using this pattern in
XSLT 2.0, in Saxon you get: "Namespace prefix xsl refers to a reserved
Max Toro

On Thu, May 1, 2014 at 1:41 PM, Max Toro <maxtoroq@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Thanks Abel, Andrew and Michael.
> I think it's a good thing the caller does not need to know how to run
> a stylesheet, it can just ask the processor "run this thing".
> Specially useful when there's no input document, or the input comes
> from functions like doc(), collection() or expath file/http-client.
> --
> Max Toro
> On Thu, May 1, 2014 at 10:20 AM, Michael Kay <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On 1 May 2014, at 04:40, Max Toro <maxtoroq@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> If I understand correctly, in XSLT 3.0 you can initiate a
>>> transformation at a named template, but you are not required to
>>> provide a name because it uses "xsl:initial-template" as default. This
>>> replaces the convention of using "main" or any other kind of
>>> convention. Is this correct?
>> Yes, that's correct.
>> I think this was intended to simplify API design, but to be honest, I can't see it helping much, especially as we've added an awful lot of flexibility to the ways in which a stylesheet can now be invoked (e.g. by invoking functions directly).
>> Michael Kay
>> Saxonica

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