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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Managing changes to the XSLT stylesheets

Markus Hoenicka wrote:

> No, the problem does not depend on where your stylesheets are installed. 
> Let's look at a more contrived example. Assume the 1.68 stylesheets 
> render element A in a straightforward manner using 10 lines of xslt 
> code. All you want to change is to replace a comma that the template 
> uses as a separator somewhere with a semicolon. You copy that ten lines 
> to your customization layer and replace the comma. Now the 1.73 
> stylesheets offer a vastly improved rendering of element A, using all 
> bells and whistles, coded in 100 lines of xslt code. After the upgrade 
> you still get your simple rendering, albeit with the semicolon. What 
> Geraint asked for is the bells and whistles rendering, plus the comma 
> replaced by a semicolon.

Drat. OK Markus, I retract my assumption :-)

Query how often this happens though?
I guess Geraint was just unlucky in this case.


Dave Pawson
XSLT, XSL-FO and Docbook FAQ

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