Evaluating XML inside attributes (using XSLT 2.0 and
Good day, This is in relation to my earlier posts, but I have not yet been able to solve my problem. I have tried working around the problem below, but because of the type of information I'm working with (labeling and vector graphics), I can't get past the fact that sometimes I end up with attributes that will get part of their content from other parts of the XML document. Can anyone please share some ideas around evaluating information for use inside xml attributes. I know it's ugly, horrible and terrible to escape XML an dump it inside an attribute, but I need to reference content by id from inside attributes from time to time. I can move attributes out into child elements, but this can become even more confusing. Input: <root> <name lookup-id="5"> Johny </information> <chapter title="The life of <x>5</x>"> Everyone knew that <x>5</x> was a happy child </chapter> </root> XSLT ??? Required output: <root> <name lookup-id="5">Johny</information> <chapter title="The life of Johny">Everyone knew that Johny was a happy child</chapter> </root> I'm unable to get the XSLT processor to evaluate the content of the title attribute. Obviously a template matching x does not get called for content inside attributes. A generic approach would be ideal. Something that will work no matter where <x>5</x> is. Kind regards, Jacobus
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