From: Michael Kay <mhk@mh...> - 2003-06-26 18:06:10
> SAXON has a very useful extension function called evaluate()
> for dynamically evaluating xPath expressions. Has this
> become a standard function in XSLT 2.0?
No, it hasn't become a standard function in 2.0. A decision was made not
to include this feature. It's difficult for me to explain the reasons
since I argued for putting it in, but the objections were basically from
people who want to do compilers rather than interpreters. There was also
a feeling that it would be very difficult to specify the semantics
formally (especially, defining the static and dynamic context for the
expression, and the typing rules).
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