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Re: Variable Substitution In A Select Statement
Subject: Re: Variable Substitution In A Select Statement|
From: Martin Honnen <Martin.Honnen@xxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2011 15:16:14 +0200
Raymond Lillibridge wrote:
Using Saxon-PE 22.214.171.124J from Saxonica (XSLT 2.0):
The following template matches on the specified @id in $FileA. Just what I need.
<xsl:apply-templates select="$FileA/book/level1/level2/section/@id" />
However, if I have a variable, $Axpath_new, valued at "book/level1/level 2/section", the following template returns nothing:
<xsl:apply-templates select ="$FileA/$Axpath_new/@id" />
Testing a multitude of methods, I could never get a variable to work in the select statement.
After much studying about how to make the template work properly, I read that I could try using the extension function node-set(). Further research stated that my free version of Saxon9 doesn't include those extensions but the Saxon9pe version does. So, I purchased a copy of Saxon9pe and installed it yesterday. (Also, I believe I read that if I was using XSLT 2.0, I wouldn't need to use the node-set() function.)
Any way, it seems like such a simple thing but I'm at a loss, and I'm asking for your kind assistance.
Well node-set is an extension function that is not needed at all in XSLT
You need evaluate instead
<xsl:apply-templates xmlns:saxon="http://saxon.sf.net/" select
Martin Honnen --- MVP Data Platform Development
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