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Re: [xsl] What is the Core of XSLT?

Subject: Re: [xsl] What is the Core of XSLT?
From: Dimitre Novatchev <dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2014 16:54:32 -0700

On Sat, Mar 29, 2014 at 4:13 PM, Abel Braaksma (Exselt) <abel@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I meant:
>>    <xsl:apply templates select="my:specialNode[condition-here]"/>
>>   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .
>>   <xsl:template match="my:specialNode">
>>      <!-- Whatever needs to be done   -->
>>   </xsl:template>
>> Where did I say that we need to apply templates on non-nodes?
> You didn't. What I meant is that I don't think you can do everything
> with XSLT 1.0 that you can do now with a subset that does not include
> xsl:if (xsl:choose can be implemented in xsl:ifs). For XSLT 2.0, you can
> apply predicates on sequences, which I think would suffice to replace
> xsl:if, but in XSLT 1.0 you cannot, as far as I can recall.

I hope that the provided code above shows clearly that conditional
operations can be completely eliminated by using <xsl:apply-templates>
regardless of the version of XSLT.

If in doubt, please provide an example.

Dimitre Novatchev

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