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Re: [XSL-FO] Changing value of an xsl:variable

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  • Chris Bowditch
    ... Thanks Ken. I suppose in a strict mathematics sense the name is valid. But we are working in a computing environment, and xsl:variable is not a variable in
    Message 1 of 4 , Feb 5, 2004
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      G. Ken Holman wrote:
      > At 2004-02-04 11:16 +0000, Chris Bowditch wrote:
      > >the xsl:variable tag is poorly named, because it is really a constant.
      >
      > Careful Chris ... :{)}
      >
      > When I dared to say this years ago (I've just tried to find it in the
      > archives and I cannot, I would have loved to find the quote again) I was
      > jumped on very publicly on the XSL list that when you consider the role of
      > a variable in mathematics as being a placeholder for a value, then it is
      > most appropriately named and who could ever think that there may be a
      > better name for it?
      >
      > I laughed at the comment because of how what I said off-hand could touch
      > such a sensitive nerve.
      >
      > Just warning you in case you should get jumped on yourself ....

      Thanks Ken. I suppose in a strict mathematics sense the name is valid.
      But we are working in a computing environment, and xsl:variable is not a
      variable in the programming sense. I think this name trips people up
      because a lot of people in computing have a programming background.

      Chris
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