RE: Easy one! variables & documents)
> I am reading an external xml document into a variable at the > very top of my stylesheet (is this legal?)... later I loop > through this document.. but I don't know how to access the > variable in a select statement (it doesn't like the $ in the > select statement). Here's the code: > > <xsl:variable name="xmTmplt"><xsl:copy-of > select="document('usr_member.xml')//FLDS"/></xsl:variable> > Why are you making a copy of (parts of) the document? The original is just as good. Use: <xsl:variable name="xmTmplt" select="document('usr_member.xml')//FLDS"/> > > <xsl:template name="TEMP"> > <hr/> > <xsl:for-each select="xmTmplt/FLD"> > <xsl:text>testing..</xsl:text> > </xsl:for-each> > <hr/> > </xsl:template> > You then want $xmTmplt/FLD. This works when you rewrite the variable as above, because $xmTmplt is now a node-set. As you wrote it, it was a result-tree-fragment, and in 1.0 you can't use path expressions to index into a result tree fragment. Michael Kay Software AG home: Michael.H.Kay@xxxxxxxxxxxx work: Michael.Kay@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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