Re: Selecting a Element by ID
<xsl:copy-of (or apply-templates, depending on what you want) select="/article/answer[@ref=current()/@id]"/> If the ref attribute is of declared in a DTD to be of type ID it's simpler select="id(@ref) but I guess that isn't the case. You could use keys to speed up the first form declare a key <xsl:key name="ans" match="answer" use="@ref"/> then you can use <xsl:copy-of (or apply-templates, depending on what you want) select="key('ans',@id)"/> which is equivalent to the first but may be faster (well that bit is almost certainly faster but you pay the price of building the key table in memory which takes time and space so it depends a lot on the size of the document and how often you are doing the lookup) David -- http://www.dcarlisle.demon.co.uk/matthew ________________________________________________________________________ This e-mail has been scanned for all viruses by Star Internet. The service is powered by MessageLabs. For more information on a proactive anti-virus service working around the clock, around the globe, visit: http://www.star.net.uk ________________________________________________________________________ XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
PURCHASE STYLUS STUDIO ONLINE TODAY!
Purchasing Stylus Studio from our online shop is Easy, Secure and Value Priced!
Download The World's Best XML IDE!
Accelerate XML development with our award-winning XML IDE - Download a free trial today!
Subscribe in XML format