RE: Get value from $Variable
David, We just recently had to translate our product where I work, and translating the content within our XSLT was a large part of it. So we encountered a very similar problem to the one Michael has here. Usually I'm inclined to agree with you, but since the language resource is stored in an external file, you'd have to do wrap a <xsl:for-each select="document('language.xml')">...</xsl:for-each> around every key() call you'd make, in order to get the context document set correctly. We ended up using an approach similar to the one recommended by Florent, and it works very well for us. Of course, if you were using XSLT 2.0, you could pass the document as the third argument, but we definitely didn't have that option. :) ~ Scott -----Original Message----- From: David Carlisle [mailto:davidc@xxxxxxxxx] Sent: Tuesday, March 17, 2009 5:58 AM To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: Re: Get value from $Variable whenever you have an idiom of the form )/Languages/Language[@Language_Id=$Language_Id] I think it's worth using a key, it might be quicker but whether it is or isn't it makes the code a whole lot easier to read. <xsl:for-each select="Weekdays/Day"> <xsl:variable name="Current_Id" select="@Id"/> <xsl:value-of select="$Language/Weekdays/Weekday[@Wd_Id = $Current_Id]"/><xsl:if test="following-sibling::*">, </xsl:if> </xsl:for-each> could all be replaced by: <xsl:value-of select="Weekdays/Day/key('k',@Id,$Language)" separator=", "/> where the key is something like <xsl:key name="k" match="Weekday" use="@Wd_Id"/> David ________________________________________________________________________ The Numerical Algorithms Group Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales with company number 1249803. The registered office is: Wilkinson House, Jordan Hill Road, Oxford OX2 8DR, United Kingdom. This e-mail has been scanned for all viruses by Star. The service is powered by MessageLabs. ________________________________________________________________________
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