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Re: [xsl] XSLT3.0: Question about shadow attributes and the possibility to supply value to a static parameter


Subject: Re: [xsl] XSLT3.0: Question about shadow attributes and the possibility to supply value to a static parameter
From: "Michael Kay mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx" <xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:23:24 -0000

On 21 Nov 2014, at 15:09, Dimitre Novatchev dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx
<xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 1:51 AM, Michael Kay <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> We ought really to make a more careful distinction between "visibility to
the calling application" and "visibility to a using package".
>> Stylesheet parameters are not visible to a using package (because we want
to allow packages to be compiled independently of each other),
>> but they are visible to the calling application (because otherwise they
would be pointless).
>
> What if the value of a static stylesheet parameter was used to make
> compile-time decisions (as in the "use-when" attribute on an
> "xsl:import" declaration)? Wouldn't providing by the caller a
> different value for this static parameter require a new compilation of
> the already compiled package?
>

The point about static parameters is that their values must be supplied at
compile time.

Michael Kay
Saxonica


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