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Re: Capturing/testing results of a boolean expression.

Subject: Re: Capturing/testing results of a boolean expression.
From: Wendell Piez <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 02 Aug 2002 17:39:28 -0400
xsl when boolean expression

If I understand you correctly, what you want is as simple as

<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0"

<xsl:variable name="claim" select="1 > 2"/>

<xsl:template match="/">
    <xsl:when test="$claim">True</xsl:when>


I tested this by running it against itself in Saxon, and it works as expected.

I hope that helps,

At 05:23 PM 8/2/2002, you wrote:
I have state information I need/wish to capture in a
"boolean" variable.   I need to use the result of the expression in
multiple places; I do not wish to replicate the expression everywhere it
is needed for maintenance reasons.  The value is "static" and I can
establish it at a global context.

I have yet to figure out how to do it.  No matter what I try I get a
position evalution of the variable.  I can print the variable and see
that I am getting the correct boolean value (true or false).    How do
I capture the results of a boolean expression in a variable and how can
I then test the value of that variable?

Please don't ask for details; I don't want specific point-source alternatives for how to work around the issue I want to how to capture the results of a boolean expression and then use those results later in a conditional expression (e.g. xsl:if or xsl:when).

Ed Knoll

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