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Bug 29943 - [FO31] fn:transform serialization parameters
Summary: [FO31] fn:transform serialization parameters
Alias: None
Product: XPath / XQuery / XSLT
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Functions and Operators 3.1 (show other bugs)
Version: Candidate Recommendation
Hardware: PC Windows NT
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Kay
QA Contact: Mailing list for public feedback on specs from XSL and XML Query WGs
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Reported: 2016-10-18 10:49 UTC by Tim Mills
Modified: 2016-12-16 19:55 UTC (History)
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Description Tim Mills 2016-10-18 10:49:48 UTC
There's an inconsistency between fn:serialize and fn:transform in the handling of serialization parameters.

fn:serialize can take a map of serialization parameters in which

"The key of the entry is an xs:string value in the cases of parameter names defined in these specifications, or an xs:QName (with non-absent namespace) in the case of implementation-defined serialization parameters."

whereas in the case of fn:transform, the serialization parameters map

"Standard parameters such as method and indent are supplied as QNames in no namespace."

Could we please choose one convention for the two functions?

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Comment 1 Tim Mills 2016-10-18 11:16:09 UTC
Furthermore, fn:serialize gives a table describing the serialization parameters.  It would be nice if fn:transform referenced this table.
Comment 2 Michael Kay 2016-10-18 16:01:15 UTC
The WG agreed that we should bring fn:transform into line with fn:serialize.
Comment 3 Michael Kay 2016-10-19 08:47:34 UTC
Resolved as described in bug #29940