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Re: dynamic template invocation

Subject: Re: dynamic template invocation
From: Dimitre Novatchev <dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 7 Sep 2009 08:27:23 -0700
Re:  dynamic template invocation
Search about FXSL. This feature is there (in  a way that is allowed by
the XSLT 1.0 language) since 2002.

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On Sun, Sep 6, 2009 at 11:06 PM, ac<ac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi,
> Is there, or shouldn't there be, a way to invoke templates dynamically as
> in:
> <xsl:apply-templates mode="$mode"/> or
> <xsl:call-template name="$name"/>
> rather than :
> <xsl:choose>
> B  <xsl:when test="$mode eq 'mode1'"><xsl:apply-templates mode="mode1"/>
> B  <xsl:when test="$mode eq 'mode2'"><xsl:apply-templates mode="mode2"/>
> B  <xsl:when test="$mode eq 'mode3'"><xsl:apply-templates mode="mode3"/>
> B  ...
> </xsl:choose>
> or
> <xsl:choose>
> B  <xsl:when test="$mode eq 'mode1'"><xsl:call-template name="name1"/>
> B  <xsl:when test="$mode eq 'mode2'"><xsl:call-template name="name2"/>
> B  <xsl:when test="$mode eq 'mode3'"><xsl:call-template name="name3"/>
> B  ...
> </xsl:choose>
> as the <xsl:choose/> seems clumsy, verbose, repetitive, error-prone, and
> counter productive,
> especially when also passing invocation parameters (<xsl:with-param .../>)
> A sample use case may be letting a user select in which mode she wishes to
> run a process, payroll for example, in trial, debug, report, post, archive,
> or purge modes.
> Thanks,
> ac

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