RE: external var in XSL
David, Thanks a lot for your valuable feedback. This has been my first intervention in the list. Not very successful, I must say. You are right and I am wrong (well, at least I was right when I said I am not a guru!) I've just discovered my answer was not exactly about the issue you have pointed out (it works, though). Nevertheless, the problem is still the same. The following stylesheet works in Xalan v1.4.0: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform"> <xsl:output method="html" version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" indent="yes"/> <xsl:param name="chapterNumber" select="'chapter3'"/> <xsl:template match="chapters/chapter[@name = $chapterNumber]"> <html> <head> <title> <xsl:value-of select="@name"/> </title> </head> <body> <xsl:value-of select="."/> </body> </html> </xsl:template> </xsl:stylesheet> I do not get any error. I do not control what to do with "chapter1 and chapter2 elements", but it produces the desired effect. In other words, it does not complain about including <xsl:template match="chapters/chapter[@name = $chapterNumber]">. I run xalan from XML Spy. The funny thing is that, when using Altova's XSLT engine, it gives me an error that is completely in line with your comment ("Variables and parameters cannot be used in variables"). The same happens with MSXML. Since I am more used to xalan, I guess it is a bit more (much too?) flexible with this. Maybe it is a bug actually. To be honest, I am using xalan v1.4.0, and last release is 1.9. Maybe this bug (if any) has been fixed yet (I will check it asap). Nevertheless, the solution in my previous mail seems to make more sense for me (and seems to be correct!). Regards, Angel -----Original Message----- From: David Carlisle [mailto:davidc@xxxxxxxxx] Sent: 16 March 2005 14:34 To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: Re: external var in XSL > I've tried an example (using Xalan; see below) and it works. that is a xalan bug then. > Am I doing something wrong? yes you can not use variable or param references in match patterns. David ________________________________________________________________________ This e-mail has been scanned for all viruses by Star. 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 ________________________________________________________________________ ______________________ Este mensaje, y en su caso, cualquier fichero anexo al mismo, puede contener informacion clasificada por su emisor como confidencial en el marco de su Sistema de Gestion de Seguridad de la Informacion siendo para uso exclusivo del destinatario, quedando prohibida su divulgacion copia o distribucion a terceros sin la autorizacion expresa del remitente. Si Vd. ha recibido este mensaje erroneamente, se ruega lo notifique al remitente y proceda a su borrado. Gracias por su colaboracion. ______________________ This message including any attachments may contain confidential information, according to our Information Security Management System, and intended solely for a specific individual to whom they are addressed. Any unauthorised copy, disclosure or distribution of this message is strictly forbidden. If you have received this transmission in error, please notify the sender immediately and delete it. ______________________
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