RE: configuring a conditional
Are you sure it isn't feasible to express the rules directly as match patterns? <xsl:template match="citation/name[position() gt 2 and position() lt 6]"> <renderas font-style="italic">et al.</renderas> </xsl:template> (I know that example doesn't work, but you get the idea). Alternatively I've seen this sort of thing done by applying dyn:evaluate to XPath expressions held in a rule table: <interest when=". gt xs:date('2004-01-01') and . le xs:date('2004-05-12')" value="5.5"/> The way you're tackling it, you're going to need to build those expressions before evaluating them - I wonder if that's really necessary? Michael Kay http://www.saxonica.com/ > -----Original Message----- > From: Bruce D'Arcus [mailto:bdarcus@xxxxxxxxx] > Sent: 23 May 2005 02:28 > To: XSL-List@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: configuring a conditional > > In my XSLT, I need to configure formatting for so-called "et al." > handling in citations; e.g. (Smith et al. 1999). Sometimes this gets > quite complicated, such that I've settled on this sort of config > markup: > > <multi-name-replace> > <rule when-more-than="2" and-less-than="6" > and-position="subsequent" > use-first="1"/> > <rule when-more-than="6" and-position="first" use-first="1"/> > <renderas font-style="italic">et al.</renderas> > </multi-name-replace> > > Now my question is, how would I actually implement this in > the XSLT? I > can't rely on the and-less-than attribute to present, nor even the > entire multi-name element. > > Or is there a better way to make the markup suitable for > transformation > (it's my schema, so I can make it whatever I want!)? > > Bruce
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