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Subject: Re: [xsl] Can someone help me understand why this isn't working?
From: "Luke Shannon" <lshannon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2005 09:57:07 -0500

Hi Michael;

I lacked some basic knowledge to understand some of yours and David's
earlier advice.

I am getting there now.

Thanks for your help and patience with this.

Luke

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael Kay" <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2005 3:51 AM
Subject: RE: [xsl] Can someone help me understand why this isn't working?


> >
> > I have a basic example I am trying to get working to convert
> > ;&lt;P&gt; to <P>.
> >
>
> As I tried to explain before, XSLT is about converting trees into trees.
>
> You're starting with three characters, a less-than sign, a P, and a
> greater-than sign, and you're trying to produce - what exactly? Half an
> element node. It can't be done: producing an element node is an atomic
> operation, you can't produce the <P> without also producing the </P> at
the
> same time.
>
> Michael Kay
> http://www.saxonica.com/


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