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- From: Paul Grosso <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: "xml mailing list" <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 7 Jul 1998 10:02:27 -0400
At 21:56 1998 07 06 -0400, Steve Withall wrote:
>... and, if you use attributes, you can't get at them in XSL without
>resorting to a script. Having decided I wanted to use attributes to hold
>values retrieved from a database, I had to resort to writing a utility to
>convert attributes into child elements in order to make them accessible via XSL.
>I guess this is a practical argument in favour of using elements for
>database values, but I'd also like to make a plea to the formulators of the
>XSL standard to provide a convenient way to access attributes.
XSL will have a non-script way to access attribute values. We are
working toward having a first draft ready within several weeks.
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