RE: Crazy idea
Hi James, i was wondering about one thing: is it possible to include in the xsl spec/path statement like <xsl:apply-templates match="tag/name" where "tag/name" ="blah" in a sort of SQL syntax?? it is simply a question, i would be interested in that... best regards marco > -----Original Message----- > From: EXT James Clark [mailto:jjc@xxxxxxxxxx] > Sent: 13. September 1999 15:02 > To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: Re: Crazy idea > > > Francis Norton wrote: > > > I was thinking of an extension to XSLT (I know, it's too > late for this > > version). > > > > Something like: > > > > <xsl:function name="reverse" namespace:fn="www.redrice.com"> > > <xsl:param name="string" /> > > <xsl:if test="$string"> > > <xsl:value-of > select="fn:reverse(substring($string,2))" /> > > </xsl:if> > > <xsl:value-of select="substring($string,1,1)" /> > > </xsl:function> > > > > so I could then call it with > > > > <xsl:stylesheet indent-result="yes" default-space="strip" > > xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/XSL/Transform/1.0" > > xmlns:fn="www.redrice.com"> > > > > ... > > > > <xsl:value-of select="fn:reverse('able was I ere I saw Elba')" /> > > The trouble with that is that functions would only be able to return > result tree fragments. I had been thinking of something like: > > <xsl:variable name="reverse" > select="function($s) > (concat($s ? $reverse(substring($s,2)) : '', > substring($s,1,1)))"/> > > <xsl:value-of select="$reverse('able was I ere I saw Elba')"/> > > Something like you suggest would be useful too (I would think > of it as a > way to call named templates from functions). > > There are plenty of interesting possibilities for XSLT/XPath v2. > > James > > > > XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list > XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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