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RE: xslt key used with a predicate of an xpath express

Subject: RE: xslt key used with a predicate of an xpath expression
From: "Michael Kay" <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2006 15:08:41 +0100
xslt predicate
Yes, using current() would solve the first problem but not the second.

For the second problem, in XSLT 2.0 you can supply a third argument to key()
to indicate the document (or subtree) to be searched. In 1.0 you have to
change the context node by doing something like

<xsl:for-each select="$otherdoc">
  <xsl:value-of sleect="key(....)"/>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tim Lebo [mailto:timleboxslt@xxxxxxxxx] 
> Sent: 25 March 2006 17:18
> To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re:  xslt key used with a predicate of an xpath 
> expression
> > "idref" is a relative path expression that means 
> child::idref. The context
> > node is a <color> element, so it looks for a child of the 
> color element
> > named idref, but there is none.
> Would prepending 'current()' in front of 'idref' change the context
> node from $colors/color back to the 'thing' node that it is
> processing? I tried:
>   <xsl:value-of select="concat('The @hex of that object means color ',
> $colors/color[@hex=key('objects',current()/idref)/@hex],
>                                 ' (.)',$NL)"/>
> To no avail. Probably because it doesn't address the second problem
> you outline, but I'm not sure how to address that.
> > Moreover, the key function searches the document containing 
> the context
> > node. But the color element is in a different document from 
> the one you want
> > to search.
> So the key is searching the the xsl document, while I want it to
> search the input document? Is there a way to get it to search the
> input document by using the $doc(key('objects',current()/idref) or
> key('objects',current()/idref,$doc) constructs?
> Thank you for your patience,
> -Tim Lebo

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