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Subject: RE: A non self closed xsl:apply-templates element to create a text node for matching ...
From: "Michael Kay" <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 5 Dec 2006 23:23:01 -0000
xslt template self
> >It's not legal to have an xsl:value-of element as a child of 
> >xsl:apply-templates, and I'm really not sure what you would 
> expect it 
> >to mean.
> 
> I didn't think so.  Just an "accident" that it worked.

It's a bug in the XSLT processor you were using. You might call that an
accident, I don't.
> 
> >I can't see the difficulty in having a single template rule that 
> >matches both text nodes and attribute nodes, for example

> How can I combine these 2 templates (image the starts-with 
> being long and error prone) so that I can state the matching 
> rules only once:
> 
> <xsl:template match="text()[ starts-with( ., '../Russia2006/' ) ]">
>     <xsl:text>http://site.com/gallery/Russia/2006/</xsl:text>
>     <xsl:value-of select="substring-after( ., 
> '../Russia2006/' )" /> </xsl:template>
> 
> <xsl:template match="@href[ starts-with( ., '../Russia2006/' ) ]">
>     <xsl:text>http://site.com/gallery/Russia/2006/</xsl:text>
>     <xsl:value-of select="substring-after( ., 
> '../Russia2006/' )" /> </xsl:template>
> 
> Something like a union would be nice : (text() | @href)[ ... 
> ] I am just trying to simplify a big stylesheet.  Any ideas?
> 

You can write a union, but unfortunately you have to repeat the predicate:

<xsl:template match="text()[ starts-with( ., '../Russia2006/' ) ] | @href[
starts-with( ., '../Russia2006/' ) ]">

Michael Kay
http://www.saxonica.com/

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