[XML-SIG] ANN: 4XSL 0.6.1
Thu, 22 Apr 1999 11:04:03 -0500
> announcing this version only to the python-xml list for now until
> we complete xsl:counter and update against the latest XSL(T) draft.
Which is it? Counters were removed from XSLT. :)
For those who are interested:
E. Changes from Previous Public Working Draft
The following is a summary of changes since the previous public
Select patterns, string expressions and boolean expressions have
been combined and generalized into an expression language with multiple
data types (see [6 Expressions and Patterns]).
xsl:strip-space and xsl:preserve-space have an elements attribute
which specifies a list of element types, rather than a element attribute
specifying a single element type.
The id() function has been split into id() and idref().
xsl:id has been replaced by the xsl:key element (see [6.4.1
Declaring Keys]), and associated key() and keyref() functions.
The doc() and docref() have been added to support multiple source
Namespace wildcards (ns:*) have been added.
ancestor() and ancestor-or-self() have been replaced by a more
general facility for addressing different axes.
Positional qualifiers (first-of-type(), first-of-any(),
last-of-type(), last-of-any()) have been replaced by the position() and
last() functions and numeric expressions inside .
Counters have been removed. An expr attribute has been added to
xsl:number which in conjunction with the position() allows numbering of
sorted node lists.
Multiple adjacent uses of  are allowed.
Macros and templates have been unified by allowing templates to be
named and have parameters.
xsl:constant have been replaced by xsl:variable which allows
variables to be typed and local.
The default for priority on xsl:template has changed (see [7.4
Conflict Resolution for Template Rules]).
An extension mechanism has been added (see [6.4.2 Declaring
The namespace URIs have been changed.
xsl:copy-of has been added (see [9.5 Copying]).
A error recovery mechanism to allow forwards-compatibility has been
added (see [3 Forwards-compatible Processing]).
A namespace attribute has been added to xsl:element and
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