Re: Crazy idea
Oren Ben-Kiki wrote: > ... > > Yes, that's pretty annoying. It would have been so very nice if it were > possible to write: > > <xsl:call-template name="its-name" some-param-name="..." > another-param-name="..."/> > > As long that the parameter names don't clash with XSL attributes - XSLT > could declare it would never define any attribute whose name matches some > pattern (ends with "-param", say?). Today I've got little pieces of code > which would be functions in any other language, but it turns out that the > call to a named template is longer then the code it replaces! > 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')" /> It hadn't occurred to me that the compactness of calling functions is more important than the compactness of writing them, but it does seem to be true. Francis. XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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