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RE: Passing sort criteria as a paramter

Subject: RE: Passing sort criteria as a paramter
From: "Michael Kay" <michael.h.kay@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2002 20:06:43 -0000
RE:  Passing sort criteria as a paramter
> I have been passing the sort element name into my xsl by way of a
> parameter.  I then do this:
> <xsl:sort select="*[local-name() = $sortby"]">
> and this works great.  Now, I want to qualify the element name, such
> that the select attribute would read
> select="Amount[../IsCredit=1]"
> if I wanted to just park the select attribute at one element.
> Now, how can I pass the above predicated element name into the
> stylesheet?

If you want to process general XPath expressions supplied as strings, you
need a processor that supports the evaluate() extension function, e.g. Saxon
or Xalan.

Mike Kay

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