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Subject: [xsl] Re: XSLT 3.0: Are keys really components that a package should care about?
From: "Dimitre Novatchev dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx" <xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:23:05 -0000

On Sun, Nov 16, 2014 at 3:19 PM, Michael Kay <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I have recorded this as a comment on the spec at
> https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=27340

Thank you, Dr. Kay.

> On 16 Nov 2014, at 23:11, Dimitre Novatchev <dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> In Section 3.6.3 "Named Components in Packages"
>> (http://www.w3.org/TR/2014/WD-xslt-30-20141002/#named-components ) of
>> the XSLT 3.0 2nd Last Call, we read:
>> "This section discusses the use of named components in packages:
>> specifically functions, named templates, attribute sets, modes,
>> accumulators, keys, modes, and global variables and parameters. Some
>> of the provisions in this section also apply to named modes, but there
>> are differences noted in 3.6.4 Overriding Template Rules from a Used
>> Package. The section is largely concerned with details of the rules
>> that affect references from one component to another by name, whether
>> the components are in the same package or in different packages. The
>> rules are designed to meet a number of requirements:"
>> Besides the mentioning of modes twice in this list (and this also
>> happens at another place of the document), which I hope resulted from
>> duplication and not from omission, I am wondering why keys are in this
>> list of named components at all.
>> As we discover later in the document, an xsl:key always has private
>> visibility -- therefore it cannot be exposed to using packages,
>> because a using-package cannot reference a private component from a
>> used-package.
>> Is this an error... or if not, could someone explain, please?
>> --
>> Cheers,
>> Dimitre Novatchev

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