How recursively iterate over entire document?
Hi List, It's kind of strange what I'm doing, so it's hard to explain. I'll try to keep it simple. In my document that I'm trasnforming, I have a sequence of elements that contain some xpath queries in them.... that will be dynamically evaluated using evaluate(). These can't be evaluated consecutively on the same document, because one will cause changes to the document that the next one has to see, etc. So in other words, I need to iterate over a sequence and for each iteration, make changes to a document and pass it on to the next iteration. In the end, I want only the single document with all the changes to it. I'm probably making no sense, so I'll try to illustrate and example. Source Documents ------------------------------ <settings> <setting xpath="/company/departments"> <department name="c"/> </setting> <setting xpath="/company/departments/department[@name='c']"> <employees count="10"/> </setting> </settings> <company> <departments> <department name="a"/> <department name="b"/> </departments> </company> Output Doc ------------------------------ <company> <departments> <department name="c"> <employees count="10"/> </department> <department name="a"/> <department name="b"/> </departments> </company> --------------------------- Please ignore the worthlessness of this example... it's just a simplified example to illustrate what I'm trying to do. As you can see, the first 'setting' element is adding a new element to the doc at the location specified by the 'xpath' attribute. I have no problem with doing just one. The problem I have, is that the second setting element has an xpath that is depended on the first one already having been completed because, for example, department C does not exist until it has been added.... and since this is not DOM, it's getting a little complicated for me to conceptualize how to do this... This doesn't work, but maybe will give some ideas.... <xsl:variable name="doc" select="document(company.xml)"> <xsl:for-each select="settings/setting"> <xsl:variable name="doc"> <xsl:apply-templates select="$doc"> (tunnel setting element param...) </xsl:apply-templates> </xsl:variable> </xsl:for-each> <xsl:sequence select="$doc"/> Any ideas? Thanks!
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