RE: node-set() function in MSXML?
I tried your stylesheet with Saxon and with MSXML3, and it worked for both. However, I still don't entirely trust it. Is it really safe to assume that the processor will not choke on the attempt to access an RTF as a node-set because it won't come across that code at run-time? Especially if we're talking about compiling stylesheets--that's where I'd have my doubts about this stylesheet's portability. I'd be particularly interested to hear what Michael Kay has to say about this. Thanks, Evan Lenz elenz@xxxxxxxxxxx -----Original Message----- From: owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Steve Muench Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2000 6:53 PM To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: Re: node-set() function in MSXML? Not the most elegant in the world, but this stylesheet is a tweaked example of my earlier one that works on both MSXSL3 and OracleXSL. Similar strategy could be used for adding compatibility with other engines like Saxon, XT, Xalan, etc. <test xsl:version="1.0" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform" xmlns:ora="http://www.oracle.com/XSL/Transform/java/" xsl:exclude-result-prefixes="ora"> <xsl:variable name="x"> <a> <b>one</b> <b>two</b> </a> </xsl:variable> <xsl:variable name="vendor" select="system-property('xsl:vendor')"/> <xsl:choose> <!-- Let MSXSL3 coerce RTF in $x to nodeset --> <xsl:when test="contains($vendor,'Microsoft')"> <xsl:for-each select="$x/a/b"> <c><xsl:value-of select="."/></c> </xsl:for-each> </xsl:when> <!-- Use built-in ora:node-set() extension function --> <xsl:when test="contains($vendor,'Oracle')"> <xsl:for-each select="ora:node-set($x)/a/b"> <c><xsl:value-of select="."/></c> </xsl:for-each> </xsl:when> </xsl:choose> </test> ______________________________________________________________ Steve Muench, Lead XML Evangelist & Consulting Product Manager BC4J & XSQL Servlet Development Teams, Oracle Rep to XSL WG Author "Building Oracle XML Applications", O'Reilly http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/orxmlapp/ 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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