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Subject: Re: document() loops
From: Peter Davis <pdavis152@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2002 06:27:29 -0700
Re:  document() loops
On Friday 13 September 2002 06:10, Laura Jenkins wrote:
> <xsl:for-each
> select="document(univ-xml[1])/university-records/univ-ids/univ">
> <xsl:element name= "univ{position()}">
> <xsl:value-of select="name"/>
> </xsl:element>
> <xsl:if test= "position() = last()">
> <second-xml>
> <xsl:for-each
> select="document(univ-xml[2])/university-records/univ-ids/univ">

There is your problem: you have a relative XPath expression.  The first 
for-each evaluates its expression in the context of whatever node you 
selected outside the for-each, presumably a univ-xml-list from your example.  
The second for-each is evaluating its expression in the context of what was 
selected from the first for-each, which is 
"/university-records/univ-ids/univ".  For this to work, the document loaded 
by the first document() would have to look like this:

      <univ-xml>this is univ-xml[2]</univ-xml>

I'm guessing that's not what you want.  If it is, ignore me.

You either need an absolute path to univ-xml[2], or you need to store it in a 
variable before the first for-each changes the context.  For example:

<xsl:variable name="univ-xml-2" select="univ-xml[2]"/>
<xsl:for-each select="document(univ-xml[1])/...">
  <xsl:for-each select="document($univ-xml-2)/...">


Peter Davis

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