Re: Using variables in xpath attribute matches
On Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 2:50 PM, Andrew Welch <andrew.j.welch@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Remember one of the golden rules for people learning XSLT - don't use > named templates! > > One of the worst sins of XSLT is not understanding the recursive > descent processing model (apply-templates and template matching) and > instead just using named templates passing around the context as > param: My personal opinion is, this is a bit over statement ... Please consider this example, <xsl:variable name="temp"> <xsl:call-template name="handleSomeElem"> <xsl:with-param select="$current/elem"/> </xsl:call-template> </xsl:variable> <!-- do something with $temp, after the previous call --> <xsl:template name="handleSomeElem"> <xsl:param name="elem"> <!-- Generate some XML fragment. Could be a big one. e.g. <x> <y/> </x> --> </xsl:template> Many a times, I like the above style (for a requirement like this), as compared to using xsl:apply-templates or xsl:function. -- Regards, Mukul Gandhi
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