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XSLT 2.0 and XPath 2.0 Programmer's Reference, 4th Edition (0470192747) cover image

XSLT 2.0 and XPath 2.0 Programmer's Reference, 4th Edition

Michael Kay
ISBN: 978-0-470-19274-0
1368 pages
May 2008
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ChapterPageDetailsDatePrint Run
9 Error in Text
In the last paragraph on the page,

"There's a choice of Xalan-J product"

Should be

"There's a choice of XSLT 1.0 products."

10 Error in Text
Bullet 1, last sentence:

"will only run with a basic XSLT processor"

should be

"will only run with a schema-aware XSLT processor"
15 Typo in Text
In line 8 on the page,

"ability invoke"

Should be

"ability to invoke"

39 Typo
"The fact that XPath was designed to be embedded in other language has some specific consequences:"

should be:
"The fact that XPath was designed to be embedded in other languages has some specific consequences:"

notice the added "s" to "launguages"
2 47 Error in Figure 2-4
Figure 2-4 Text: "send out (goods)" disagrees between XML example and diagram:

In the box in the diagram whose content is "send out goods to another country", change the text to "send out (goods) to another country."
2 57 Error in Text
first line:
PossibleParent/Child vs PotentialParent/Child terminology disagrees between text and diagram:

"PotentialParent" and "PotentialChild"

should be:
"PossibleParent" and "PossibleChild" respectively
2 67 Error in Text
middle of page:
represented in as a CDATA

Should be:
represented as a CDATA
6 334 Error in Example
Stylesheet example (template match="staff")
Example repeats "Location" heading at each level:

In line 5, change "Location " to "Location: "


In line 11, change "Location " to "Department: "


Delete line 17
6 437 Error in Code
code at the bottom of the page:
select? = {expression}
<!-- Content: (xsl:sort+, sequence-constructor) ->

should be:

select? = expression>
<!-- Content: (xsl:sort+, sequence-constructor) -->
That is:

- no curly braces around "expression" (it's not an attribute value template)
- closing angle bracket after "expression"
- two hyphens, not a dash, at the end of the comment
6 467 Error in Text

No mention of the options #default or #all. (In the text, there is mention of #default on page 474, but no mention of #all).

The value #default is also allowed for extension-element-prefixes In the entry for attribute exclude-result-prefixes, column "value" :
", or #default, indicating the default namespace, or #all, indicating all namespaces"

In the entry for attribute extension-element-prefixes, column "value" :
"or #default, indicating the default namespace"
13 783 Error in Text
2nd paragraph last sentence:
If n is omitted, it is assumed to be equal to m

Should be:
If n is omitted, ?*? is assumed.
13 805 Error in Example XML
XML is not well-formed:

<name="Queen Elizabeth II"/>

should be:
<name>Queen Elizabeth II</name>


<name="Prince Charles"/>

should be:
<name>Prince Charles</name>
13 882 Error in Text
In the Signature table, Result row, Type column:

should be:
13 900 Error in Statement
Second bullet list, last bullet:
Statement is incorrect. As stated later on the page, types imported using xsl:import-schema are not part of the static context of the use-when expression.

Delete the bulleted paragraph "A user-defined simple type or complex type defined in a schema that has been imported using an "
15 948 Errata in code
Code currently reads:
<xsl:sequence select="translate($in, '&lt;&amp;&gt;apos;&quot;', '&doe-lt;&doe-amp;&doe-gt;&doe-apos;&doe-quot;')"/>
Should read:
<xsl:sequence select="translate($in, '&lt;&amp;&gt;&apos;&apos;&quot;', '&doe-lt;&doe-amp;&doe-gt;&doe-apos;&doe-quot;')"/>
996-999 Error in download files
For this worked example, there are discrepancies between the printed input, output, and stylesheet and the downloaded code; furthermore, the stylesheet does not produce the output in the format shown. Corrected versions of all three files are available. The logic of these corrected files corresponds to the description of the logic that appears in the narrative accompanying the example.
19 1063 Error in Text
2nd paragraph: GedcomParser is not in download file as stated
1127 Error in Code
left-hand column
<xsl:message terminate="$z"/>

should read:
<xsl:message terminate="{$z}"/>
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