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RE: XPath Expressions inside a variable

Subject: RE: XPath Expressions inside a variable
From: "Michael Kay" <michael.h.kay@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 22 Dec 2001 15:04:21 -0000
xsl variable inside xpath
XSLT doesn't allow expressions to be held in variables.

Some products have an xx:evaluate() extension function that might meet your
needs - assuming there isn't a simpler way.

Mike Kay

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Richard
> Garcia
> Sent: 21 December 2001 22:40
> To: 'XSL-List@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx'
> Subject:  XPath Expressions inside a variable
> I am trying to build following element (which works):
> <xsl:for-each select="document('mydoc.xml')/FirstSibling">
> 	<xsl:copy-of select="Row" />
> </xsl:for-each>
> I'm trying to parse a information to access a 2nd input
> document and path.
> My input source (*.xml) looks like this:
> <Portlet src="mydoc.xml" path="FirstSibling"/>
> I tried:
> <xsl:variable name="src" select="Portlet/@src" />
> <xsl:variable name="path" select="Portlet/@path" />
> <xsl:for-each select="document($src)/{$path}">
> 	<xsl:copy-of select="Row" />
> </xsl:for-each>
> But this doesn't work as it doesn't like the data type for
> $path.  How can I
> accomplish my desired result?
> Is it possible to do this with just one variable? or no variables?
>  XSL-List info and archive:  http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list

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