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Subject: Re: [xsl] saxon:assign and xsl:result-document
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2005 11:31:27 GMT

> I'm using the saxon:assign instruction to alter the currentY variable 

Boo hiss, you know this is immoral. And not at all the XSLT way.

It can't ever be guaranteed to work in XSLT as it will increment the
variable in the order the templates are executed but there are no
guarantees on that order, only guarantees on the way that the results
are merged into the final result tree. Saxon could (but probably
doesn't) execute all the templates in parallel, in which case they'd all
see the same "current" value of $currentY.

The documentation of saxon:assign says:

http://www.saxonica.com/documentation/extensions/instructions/assign.html

  From Saxon 8.2 onwards, this instruction works only with global
  variables. It should be regarded as deprecated, and is likely to be
  withdrawn completely at some time in the future.

David

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