At 2005-12-05 13:09 +0100, drkm wrote:
"G. Ken Holman" wrote:
> At 2005-12-05 00:23 +0100, Villani Alessandro wrote:
> ><?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
> > xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform"
> > version="1.0">
> > <xsl:output method="xml"
> > omit-xml-declaration="yes" indent="yes"/>
> > <xsl:template match="parameters">
> > <xsl:param name="r50">
> You can just do:
> <c2><xsl:value-of select="r3 * r2"/></c2>
That's not the same things (it's an xsl:param, not an xsl:variable).
Some of my students come to class confused about this. Constructs
defined by <xsl:param> and <xsl:variable> are used in *precisely* the
same way once a value is bound. The sole difference between the two
is how the value is bound: for a variable the value can only be the
value declared, while for a parameter the value is the declared value
only if it is not overridden when the template invoked with a
<xsl:with-param>. Otherwise they are treated as exactly the same
kind of thing.
In the author's example, the parameter is declared as a parameter of
an unnamed template rule, thus the *only* way that a value other than
the default value is bound to the parameter is through
<xsl:with-param> as a child of <xsl:apply-templates>. Given that all
of the information used is provided for in the source tree, I doubt
that the template rule match was necessarily parameterized ...
without more of the example code showing his use of
<xsl:apply-templates> I made the assumption (and it was an
assumption) that the author was using <xsl:param> unnecessarily and
that <xsl:variable> was just as suitable.
Because as I said, except for how the value is bound, they are indeed
the same thing when being used. There are no differences in reference and use.
I hope this is considered helpful.
. . . . . . . . . Ken
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