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Re: problem undrstanding cotainers

On Tue, Mar 30, 1999, Denis Barbier wrote:

> > 	I have defined multiple containers in my code which have the same set
> > of attributes. My requirements are such that I have to include one
> > container in another and pass the attributes of the top-level container
> > to the nested container. The problem is that the values of the
> > attributes seem to be lost when they get to the second container.
> You're right, it's because a variable is cleared when it is preserved.
> Don't know why (Ralf, any idea?)

No, I've forgot the reason. I just know that the whole preserve/restore stuff
and Meta-HTMLs global scope for variables is the most horrible thing in
Meta-HTML and that I needed a lot of iterations to make the preserve/restore
stuff working correctly.  So when you want to change something there, at least
be _VERY_ carefully. I'm sure it will cause nasty side-effects...

                                       Ralf S. Engelschall
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