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Re: [xsl] Modes - Necessary Construct or Syntactic Sugar

Subject: Re: [xsl] Modes - Necessary Construct or Syntactic Sugar
From: Michael Kay <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 09:19:18 +0000

On 19/03/2013 08:58, Ihe Onwuka wrote:
Suppose there was a genuine use case for modes. By genuine I mean the
transform requires me to process the same nodes more than once and in
different ways.

Can I do this without using modes.

The first thing that comes to mind is creating an separate stylesheet
for the "2nd mode" and applying it's template rules via apply-imports.
No, this doesn't work. If you only have one mode, then apply-templates selecting a given node N will always select the same template rule. Modes are the only way you can have two different rules that apply to the same node in different circumstances.

Michael Kay

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