RE: Selecting nodes by attribute value
The attribute value must be in quotes. Use the opposite kind of quotes from the ones that surround the expression - single quotes in your case. Michael Kay > -----Original Message----- > From: owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > [mailto:owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Noelle > Sent: 29 June 2003 20:08 > To: XSL-List@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: Selecting nodes by attribute value > > > For some reason I can't seem to select a specific node by the > value of a specified attribute, despite the fact that this is > one of the basic things described in any tutorial or > reference on XSLT. When I use the format: > > ... > <xsl:apply-templates select="element[@attributename=attributevalue]"/> > ... > > it just returns a blank page (or whatever might have been > included up to that point, such as formatting, like a > background). It's as though its not recognising that there's > an attribute with the specified value (even though there is, > after double, triple, and quadruple checking to make sure I > didn't make a typo). I've seen some examples with quotes > around the attribute value, but that just gives me an error > messages in the browser: "required whitespace missing". It > does work if I just use a number that would be the equivalent > node that I want, but I'd like to be able to specify by > attribute value. > > I couldn't find an answer in the archives or elsewhere, so > I'd really appreciate it if anyone has any suggestions. I > wouldn't be surprised if I'd just missed out on something > simple (that they don't tend to include in the examples > because they assume people know it already), since I've only > just started learning this. > > Thanks, > -N > > > > XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list > XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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