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   RE: XPath context reform?

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> Do you (or anyone else) have any particular thoughts on how
> context might have been better implemented?

I think an approach based on explicit range variables would have been less
error-prone, though it would have increased verbosity.

<xsl:for-each select="$node-set" as="$n" position="$p" size="$s">
 Node {$p} of {$s} has value {string($n)};

Of course it's too late to change it now. There are going to be new
problems, unfortunately, with the mixing of context item and range variable
concepts at XPath 2.0. But I think they are inevitable, you can't do a
general join without range variables.

Michael Kay
Software AG
home: Michael.H.Kay@ntlworld.com
work: Michael.Kay@softwareag.com


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