Re: Nesting <xsl:value-of> tags
Is it possible to nest <xsl: value-of> tags like this?
If not, is there another way to look up the value of <ntname> from the other document?
This is how I would do it:
Outside your template, bind the other document to a variable:
<xsl:variable name="lookupdoc" select="document('ShareWebUsers.xml')"/>
Set up a key to retrieve persons by id element child:
<xsl:key name="personsbyID" match="person" use="id"/>
(In your code, you have "person[id=..." so I've said use="id"; change to @id if you're actually wanting an attribute not an element)
Then inside your template:
<xsl:for-each select="//*[./@filename != '']"> <xsl:variable name="ownedby" select="../@ownedby"/> <!-- binds the ownedby to a variable so we can get it after we change context --> <xsl:for-each select="$lookupdoc"> <!-- change context to lookup doc --> <xsl:value-of select="key('personsbyID',$ownedby)/ntname"/> </xsl:for-each> </xsl:for-each>
If you wanted to skip the whole key thing you could simply do
but that's relatively more expensive (since ShareWebUsers.xml will have to be traversed again and again, and maybe even parsed repeatedly depending on your processor).
may be somewhat better but is still costly compared to using the key.
XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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