RE: parameter use in XPath
> Are you stating that "*[name()=$keyword]" worked for me as > the value of a match attribute of xsl:template, using > libxslt, quite literally "by accident" (i.e., because the > processor doesn't check this constraint)? If so, are there > any side effects which may manifest as bugs elsewhere in the > stylesheet by taking this terse approach? Do you recommend > abandoning this approach? > There are several 1.0 processors that don't enforce this constraint. The constraint is there in the spec because of a misguided attempt to prevent circularities such as <xsl:variable name="x"> <xsl:apply-templates match="/*/item"/> </xsl:variable> <xsl:template match="item[$x]"> ... </xsl:template> Like the restriction on using RTFs as node-sets, it's totally unnecessary but conformant processors are required to enforce it. Michael Kay XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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