RE: use-when attribute?
> In layperson's terms (because I may hack the technical > terminology!), I > need to get a list of all the citation references in a > document to use > for processing (querying a database, etc.), but I want the specific > form those citations are in to be flexible. Using template rules would work well if you can process each citation reference as you reach it during traversal of the document. If you want to extract all the citation references, then do it the way you originally suggested, using a variable. In XPath 2.0 you can use the append operator "," instead of the union operator "|" if there's no requirement to eliminate duplicates or do a sort. But in this case I doubt if it will make any difference. I'd be surprised if using keys makes sense. What would make a difference is to avoid searching for references that can't appear in the current document. That is, you could do something like: if (/doctype1) then //@citation1 else (), if (/doctype2) then //@citation2 else (), ... or equivalently /doctype1//@citation1, /doctype2//@citation2 Of course, a schema-aware processor could in principle do this optimization for you - but at the time of writing, it doesn't! Michael Kay http://www.saxonica.com/ > > Put differently, I want to be able to easily add support for > different > input document types. Elsewhere in the stylesheets -- where > I actually > format the citations -- I can just use xsl:choose to figure > out what to > do. > > It seems from Geert's explanation, the keys would be more efficient > than the example I posted. I don't really understand how that'd > compare to the template rules suggestion here. > > Bruce
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