Re: id() doesn't work!?
"J.Pietschmann" wrote: > Well, unless every processor implements your suggestions, > use xsl:key and key(), which is independent of the presence > of a DTD and will work just as good. > You might forget about id() after some time... :-) But xsl:key() is fundamentally no different from "//*[@id='$name']"--it still requires that you know, for a given input document, what the ID and IDREF attributes are. But I think that what Aaron is really asking for is some sort of analyzer that can report whether or not there are any attributes with a declared type of "ID"--if not, then id() can never work. If so then id() might work. This would be a relatively easy (if somewhat inefficient, perhaps) extension function to write against any DTD-aware XSLT engine. You could call it once in your style sheet and know from that point on which address resolution strategies to use or simply report to the user that some address resolutions may fail. Cheers, E. -- W. Eliot Kimber, eliot@xxxxxxxxxx Consultant, ISOGEN International 1016 La Posada Dr., Suite 240 Austin, TX 78752 Phone: 512.656.4139 XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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