Responding to Mike Browns mail,
I didn't see Mike Kay's (possibly due to email server probs here).
> Michael Kay wrote:
> > If omitting the <head> element is an XSLT error, then
> > all sorts of other HTML errors should be XSLT errors too.
I'll take full responsibility for the html I produce, accepting
that the processor has no control over that.
If, for whatever reason you can't do what's in the stylesheet,
I'd hope to be told its an error?
> Furthermore, both the start and end tags for the <head> and
> <body> elements
> are optional. Combine this knowledge with the fact that an
> XSLT user may be
> generating an HTML fragment and not a complete document, and
> you should see
> that the only time it's safe to output the <meta> is when a
> <head> element has
> been explicitly provided in the result tree.
> These complications are also factors in the common behavior
> of emitting the
> <meta> right after the <head> start tag, even if there's an
> explicit meta in
> the result tree already. It's difficult for a serializer to
> know when it's "in
> the HEAD" since there might not even be one.
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