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Re: [xsl] Comparing node for identity using union


Subject: Re: [xsl] Comparing node for identity using union
From: António Mota <amsmota@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2005 19:46:05 +0000

You're saying that just for a question of readabilty or clarity,
right? However, i saw in many beginner tutorials the explanation of
such xpaths and their abbreviations, so i think that's one of the
things one first learn.

Neverthless the result is the same...


On Tue, 18 Jan 2005 13:57:04 -0500, Wendell Piez
<wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
> Not just because I guess it to be less bug-prone, but also because I think
> it's more intuitively obvious, I have started using
> 
> /descendant::Menu[$pos]
> 
> as an alternative to the above.
> 
> A lot of XSLT code ends up getting thrown at newcomers to maintain these
> days. Part of my job is to make my code as clear as I can to people
> starting with the language. It's a design, er, "wrinkle" that //node[$pos]
> doesn't return what people guess it should (expect in buggy systems),
> before they learn the gory details of the XPath productions -- and that
> includes implementers. (I know this isn't the bug you found, but it's
> nearby isn't it?)
> 
> Cheers,
> Wendell
> 
> 
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