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RE: Using a URL in a XSL doc

Subject: RE: Using a URL in a XSL doc
From: "Michael Kay" <mhkay@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2001 15:29:04 +0100
xsl braces url
> I am a new xsl developer, I wander if anyone out there can
> help with my simple problem.
> <A href=   <xsl:apply-templates select="article_url"/>   >
A stylesheet must be well-formed XML, so you can't use instructions inside
an attribute.

You want

  <xsl:attribute name="href">
    <xsl:apply-templates select="article_url"/>

Or in your case I don't think you actually need apply-templates, you could

<A href="{article_url}">

This thing is called an attribute value template; the thing inside the curly
braces is an XPath expression which is evaluated as a string.

Mike Kay
Software AG

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