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Re: [xml-dev] Why is there an "S" in XSLT?

Thanks, Mike for sharing this fact.

I really didn't use this facility in XSLT 1.0, so it skipped my learning :)

On 5/20/08, Michael Kay <mike@saxonica.com> wrote:
> > I am curious, why was this syntax invented in the XSLT 2.0
> > spec? What are the use cases for this syntax?
> It wasn't invented in 2.0, it was retained from 1.0. It has never been
> widely used. The intended use case, I think, was the "fill-in-the-blanks"
> stylesheet developed by taking an XHTML document as the starting point and
> replacing various parts of it by XSLT/XPath expressions to compute the
> content.
> I use them sometimes for brevity, but I find that the very users for whom
> they were intended, that is the users who only want to make very simple use
> of XSLT, are the users who find them most unfamiliar and baffling.
> Michael Kay
> http://www.saxonica.com/

Mukul Gandhi

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