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   Re: XSLT2 - which parts solve real 1.0 problems, which makes coffee? - w

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Hmmm...  One more significant feature:

   a reference  to a node can now be expressed/passed/manipulated as an item 
in an xsl:sequence.

So, an xsl:function can produce a reference to a node -- not the copy of the 
node as was with using templates in XSLT 1.0

"Dimitre Novatchev" <dnovatchev@yahoo.com> wrote in message 
> "Michael Champion" <michaelc.champion@gmail.com> wrote in message 
> e3a5cb2c041230131755a2c0dc@mail.gmail.com">news:e3a5cb2c041230131755a2c0dc@mail.gmail.com...
>> On Thu, 30 Dec 2004 15:06:54 -0500, David Megginson
>> <david.megginson@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>  XSLT 2.0 apparently
>>> gives neck massages, makes coffee, and does your taxes as well as
>>> transforming XML documents.
>> Going off on a tangent here ... that is a subject which intrigues me.
>> It is clear that much of XSLT2 really does offer simpler ways of doing
>> things that are possible but tedious in XSLT 1.  It's hard to know,
>> before XSLT 2 gets into people's hands and the wheat and chaff get
>> sorted out by experience, which parts reflect the the voice of
>> experience, and which parts are "second system syndrome".  Anyone want
>> to offer opinions?
> Definitely the best new features are:
>       xsl:function
>       the sequence type (this is actually XPath 2.0, not XSLT) (although 
> still not able to express sequence items that are sequences themselves)
>                                   (although convenient to use only "on the 
> fly" -- cannot be conveniently persisted as xml)
> Cheers,
> Dimitre Novatchev
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