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RE: Turning Off the Output Stream or Just a Return Value from

xsl call template return
The coding pattern you are looking for is

<xsl:variable ...>
  <xsl:call-template ...>

But XSLT coding questions are better asked on the xsl-list at

Michael Kay
Software AG
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ronald Kent Gibson [mailto:Kent.Gibson@i...] 
> Sent: 03 April 2003 08:29
> To: 'xml-dev@l...'
> Subject:  Turning Off the Output Stream or Just a 
> Return Value from a Template
> Dear All
> Maybe this is an obvious newbie question but I cannot find an answer.
> I just want to return a value from a template without 
> outputting the return value at all.
> The code below works but outputs true when the result is true.
> How can I either stop this or is there a better way to catch 
> a return value?
> 	<xsl:call-template name="search">
> 		<xsl:with-param name="search_pattern" 
> select="substring-before($theMacroStrings, ';')"/>
> 	</xsl:call-template>
> 	<xsl:template name="search">		
> 		<xsl:param name="search_pattern"/>		
> 		<xsl:for-each select="//cmacro">			
> 			<xsl:choose>				
> 				<xsl:when test=".=$search_pattern">
> 					<xsl:variable
> name="search_result">true</xsl:variable>
> 					<xsl:copy-of
> select="$search_result"/>				
> 				</xsl:when>			
> 			</xsl:choose>		
> 		</xsl:for-each>	
> 	</xsl:template>
> many thanks
> kent
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