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Re: xpath expression restriction
Subject: Re: xpath expression restriction|
From: ac <ac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 04 Mar 2011 05:52:16 -0500
Clear and thorough, again.
PS: I hope that it clears-up for the book(s) too.
On 04/03/2011 08:10, ac wrote:
It works with the braces.
Still I wonder why it did not pick the "if" and evaluate it?
The grammar requires the operand of "gt" to be a RangeExpr, and a
conditional expression is not a RangeExpr.
If a conditional expression were allowed here, it would create (more)
confusion over expressions such as
3 gt if (a) then 2 else 3 + 5
Personally I would have preferred a self-closing conditional
expression, like Algol-68's
if c then a else b fi
but the WG was convinced it was better to repeat the mistakes of the
past in the interests of familiarity.
I am not sure if I understand your question right, but
In the example, $cond is only checking for empty (null) or not.
In the code, it is more like
if ($logging or ($logged and string($nxtid))) then 1 else 0
also, abc is a sequence closer to
and the idea is simply to not copy the first element, under some
also, it is not really an xsl:copy-of, but an xsl:sequence ...
I'm not sure, but perhaps writing the whole if condition in
braces may force evaluation of the if expression before providing this
operand to operator "gt".
i.e could you please try if following works,
<xsl:copy-of select="abc[position() gt (if ($cond) then 1 else 0)]"/>
also curious to know, what do you write to evaluate $cond?
On Fri, Mar 4, 2011 at 11:22 AM, ac<ac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
There must be a reason why I can write
<xsl:variable name="x" select="if ($cond) then 1 else 0"/>
<xsl:copy-of select="abc[position() gt $x]"/>
<xsl:copy-of select="abc[position() gt if ($cond) then 1 else 0]"/>
What is the reason? Is there any way to avoid having to declare the
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