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Subject: Re: if child element does not exist stop generation
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2005 11:20:35 +0100
Re:  if child element does not exist stop generation
> Hi,
>          You can do this using:
><xsl:if test="*[self::length]"> or

That is more easily written as

<xsl:if test="length">

>  or
> <xsl:if test="*[name() = 'length']">

It's best not to use name() function as it makes the stylesheet hard to
make namespace-aware. And formally the values returned by name() are
always processor dependent as the processor may (although probably does
not) assign arbitarary prefixes to namespace while parsing the input.


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