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RE: How to use an XML-based LUT with XSLT?

Subject: RE: How to use an XML-based LUT with XSLT?
From: "Chris Bayes" <chris@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2001 18:55:13 +0100
RE:  How to use an XML-based LUT with XSLT?

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
> Xavier Defrang
> Sent: 27 September 2001 15:50
> To: Mulburrytech's XSL Mailing List
> Subject:  How to use an XML-based LUT with XSLT?
> Hello folks,
> I've written a XSL document to transform XML into XHTML (yes, 
> that's a big surprize!).  The document contains some error 
> codes and I'd like to transform these numerical codes into an 
> actual human-readable message so I built a small XML document 
> as follow :
> <?xml version="1.0" standalone="yes"?>
> <Table>
> 	<Message Code="...">User-friendly error message</Message>
> 	...
> </Table>
> Now I'd like to change my XSLT so I could look-up into the 
> Table to substitute numerical error codes by text messages 
> with something like :
> <xsl:value-of select="/Table/Message[@Code=ActualErrorCode]"/> 
> Now the question is how do I "link" this table to my input 
> DOM so I can reach the Message elements from within my XSLT?  
> Is there any possibility to that with plain XSLT? (I don't 
> want to use any engine-dependant
> extensions)
> Maybe should I make a <xsl:choose>-based template matching 
> the elements containing these codes?
> Thanks in advance,
> Xavier Defrang
> Perceval R&D Team
> xavier@xxxxxxxxxxxx
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