Re: should there be an error condition with XPATH fun
Michael Kay wrote: >>having some problems interpreting what is expected behavior with the >>following XSLT. >> >>xml >><test>1</test> >> >>xslt >><xsl:template match="/"> >> <xsl:apply-templates select="."/> >></xsl:template> >> >> > >That template rule will give you infinite recursion. > > >><xsl:template match="test"> >> <xsl:value-of select="contains(test, $somevariable)"/> >></xsl:template> >> >> ya cut and paste error, should read <xsl:value-of select="contains(., $somevariable)"/> >>note that $somevariable has not been declared with either xsl:param or >>xsl:variable. >> >> > >If $somevariable has not been declared, then you get a static error. > > ok, not in firefox I am using though. >>in http://www.w3.org/TR/xpath spec it is clear that the contains() >>function should return a false condition and I cant find >>anything to the >>contrary that would say that this should throw an error (as >>it doesnt in >>Firefox XSLT processor). >> >> > >XPath 1.0 Section 3.1: A VariableReference evaluates to the value to which >the variable name is bound in the set of variable bindings in the context. >It is an error if the variable name is not bound to any value in the set of >variable bindings in the expression context. > > ahhh, read that and it bounced off my frontal lobe...thx for confirming that this should be a static error. cheers, Jim Fuller
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