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Re: Can't pass parameters across differing contexts?

Subject: Re: Can't pass parameters across differing contexts?
From: Jörg Heinicke <Joerg.Heinicke@xxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2001 11:21:03 +0200 (MEST)
xsl apply templates mode list
This was my first idea too ...  the built-in templates. But are there
built-in templates for modes, in this case mode="list"? If not, the template
match="options" mode="list" would not be used anytime. And I think he would have
noticed this.

Or am I wrong?


> "Hunsberger, Peter" <Peter.Hunsberger@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote: 
> > I've got an XSLT template producing HTML using a series of templates
> that
> > look like the following:
> [rearranged]
> > The hard coded display of the parameter value in
> > the "options" template shows no value being passed to the template
> That's because it got lost. It's a common trap related to
> built-in templates and mentioned in the FAQ. More details:
> > <xsl:template match="list/*">
> [...]
> >   <xsl:apply-templates select="document(...)" mode="list">
> >      <xsl:with-param name="sel" select="'X'"/>
> >   </xsl:apply-templates>
> This statement tells the processor to apply templates to 
> the root node of the document loaded. Since you probably
> dont have a template defined for root nodes with mode "list"
> it applies the built-in template, which discards the parameter
> without notice.
> > <xsl:template match="options" mode="list">
> >     <xsl:param name="sel"/>
> [...]
> Since this template is probably invoked from a built-in template,
> the parameter is unassigned.
> Try either to select the nodes you are interested in directly
> in the apply-templates:
>   <xsl:apply-templates select="document(...)//options" mode="list">
>      <xsl:with-param name="sel" select="'X'"/>
>   </xsl:apply-templates>
> or override some default templates to pass the parameter (code
> omitted).
> See the spec at http://www.w3.org/TR/xslt#built-in-rule
> J.Pietschmann
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