Creates a new text node that contains the string value of an expression.


<xsl:value-of select="expression" 



The XSLT processor evaluates expression and converts the result to a string. If the string is not empty, a text node is created and added to the result. If the string is empty, the xsl:value-of instruction has no effect.

You can specify the disable-output-escaping attribute of the xsl:value-of instruction. The allowed values are yes and no. The default is no. If the value is yes, the text node generated by instantiating the xsl:value-of element is output without any escaping.



You can create an xsl:value-of element automatically using the XSLT mapper.


<xsl:template match = "author">
  <xsl:value-of select = "first-name"/>
  <xsl:text> </xsl:text>
  <xsl:value-of select = "last-name"/>


This example creates an HTML paragraph from an author element. The author element has first-name and last-name children. The resulting paragraph contains the value of the first first-name child element of the current node, followed by a space, followed by the value of the first last-name child element of the current node.

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