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Subject: Re: dynamic template caller problems
From: "Dimitre Novatchev" <dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 30 Jul 2006 11:16:41 -0700
related fxsl.sf.net
What is asked for is described here:
and here:

-- Cheers, Dimitre Novatchev --------------------------------------- Truly great madness cannot be achieved without significant intelligence.

On 7/30/06, Smoother@xxxxxx <Smoother@xxxxxx> wrote:
I got the following XML-File:

 <page1 template="template_a">
 <page2 template="template_b">
 <page3 template="template_b">

As you can see, the root element contains numerous nodes with different
node-names. These nodes have an attribute, called "template" which indicates
with which XSL-Template they should be transformed.

I have already written a "Master"-XSL-File which gets already the requested
node from a given path and also the related template.
Now there's the problem to call the related template from the

For example (this is my idea):

User request: /page2/

PHP & XSL-Solution returns /root/page2/ as the related XPath. (done)

XSL lookups related template: "template_b" (done)

XSL calls/applies the related template. (???)

Called template is used for the following transformations (done)

What my current xsl-file looks like:


<!-- "master" template - calls related template -->
<xsl:template match="/">


<xsl:value-of select="$template" /> <!-- e.g. 'template_b' -->

 <!-- This will not work, since name= always requires a QName :( -->
 <xsl:call-template name="$template" />

<!-- ??? how to call/apply the related template ??? -->



External stylesheet imported from master-file:


<xsl:template name="template_b"> <!-- what about match= here?? 'Cause this
template can be used for all nodes adding the attribute template="template_b"
...  -->
 <h1>template_b successfully called!</h1>

<xsl:template name="template_a"...

My question is, how I realize this idea of a dynamic template caller best.
Thanks in advance, S. Renault.

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