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Subject: [xsl] Re: XSLT3.0: Predictable recovery of errors when rollback-output="no " is specified?
From: "Dimitre Novatchev dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx" <xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:27:37 -0000

On Sun, Jan 25, 2015 at 3:54 AM, Michael Kay <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I agree with you, the suggestion of using xsl:variable is not fully worked through and should probably be removed. All the examples I can think of would be more easily handled by using a nested xsl:try/xsl:catch without the rollback-output="no" option.

Yes, and if such text remains, it needs to be backed by a provided
working example.


> Michael Kay
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> mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx
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> On 24 Jan 2015, at 18:53, Dimitre Novatchev <dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> In section 8.3 "Recovery of Result Trees"  of the 2nd Last Call of the
>> W3C XSLT 3.0 specification
>> (http://www.w3.org/TR/2014/WD-xslt-30-20141002/#recovery), we read:
>> "When rollback-output="no" is specified, it is still possible to
>> ensure recovery of errors happens predictably by evaluating the
>> potentially-failing code in temporary output state: typically, within
>> an xsl:variable. In effect the variable acts as an explicit buffer for
>> temporary results, which is only copied to the final output if
>> evaluation succeeds."
>> I feel rather confused by this statement. There is no example, backing
>> it, provided and my attempts to construct such an example were not
>> successful. I am beginning to think that the quoted statement above
>> may not be true.
>> In particular, how would one verify whether or not an error occurred
>> (and was caught) when producing the result tree contained in a
>> particular variable? Knowing this is needed in order to decide whether
>> to output this variable to the final output or not.
>> My question/request is for anyone to provide such an example.
>> And the document will gain a lot by including such example in it.

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