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Subject: RE: [xsl] alternative for modes
From: "Michael Kay" <mhk@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2004 15:28:04 -0000

> 
> I might be looking into Dimitre's FXSL, but I can't use it in 
> this situation, since it's a school exercise and I have to 
> use standard XSLT specifications (no extensions allowed).

Dimitre's FXSL technique uses completely standard XSLT 1.0 (not quite as
the designers of the language expected it to be used, but nevertheless
100% legitimate).

Michael Kay


> 
> So there is nothing else possible than some crap of 
> if-conditions, to 'simulate' several modes in one template/function?
> 
> Thanks for your input,
> 
> Peter
> 
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> Michael Kay
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> 
> > As I mentioned above, 'generalTemplate' can be called on
> > several places in the template, because everytime I need the 
> > same calculations, ... on the 'root'-tag. But each time (in 
> > every other place), I actually need different manipulations 
> > on the 'child'-tag.
> 
> In effect, you want a higher-order function/template that 
> accepts a function/template as a parameter and then calls 
> that function/template.
> 
> This is precisely what Dimitre's FXSL approach does. You 
> can't supply a template as a parameter, but you can supply a 
> node that acts as a surrogate for the template, so that when 
> you apply-templates to that node, the template that's invoked 
> depends on which node was supplied.
> 
> Michael Kay
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