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RE: fallback, saxon and MSXSL

Subject: RE: fallback, saxon and MSXSL
From: "Michael Kay" <michael.h.kay@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2002 15:25:34 +0100
RE:  fallback
<xsl:fallback> is activated when it's inside an instruction that the
processor doesn't recognize, it's not activated for missing extension

Use <xsl:if test="function-available('msxsl:node-set')">

or test the result of system-property('xsl:vendor')

Michael Kay
Software AG
home: Michael.H.Kay@xxxxxxxxxxxx
work: Michael.Kay@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx 

> -----Original Message-----
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> DPawson@xxxxxxxxxxx
> Sent: 09 October 2002 10:51
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> Subject:  fallback, saxon and MSXSL
> Trying to get a template to work with both processors (don't ask).
> The instruction is a for-each.
> I have
>  <extn>
>       <xsl:for-each 
> select="msxsl:node-set($test)/extns/ext[not(.=preceding-siblin
> g::ext)]">
>         <xsl:fallback>
>           <xsl:for-each 
> select="$test/extns/ext[not(.=preceding-sibling::ext)]"> 
>              <ext><xsl:value-of select="."/></ext>
>         </xsl:for-each>
>       </xsl:fallback>
>       <ext><xsl:value-of select="."/></ext>
>     </xsl:for-each>
>   </extn>
> The structure seems right for fallback,
> but if I put MS first, with saxon as the fallback,
>  Mike complains:
>   The URI urn:schemas-microsoft-com:xslt does not identify an 
> external Java class
> which is kinda fair comment.... 
>   but doesn't help me here. Is it compliant Mike?
>   (Noted that it mostly is, and I guess I could put the saxon 
> call first.) Do I have to use function-available instead?
> Regards DaveP.
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