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Re: A beef with XSLT Sometimes too complicated

Subject: Re: A beef with XSLT Sometimes too complicated
From: "Karl Stubsjoen" <kstubs@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2006 22:42:43 -0700
xsl complicated
Dude [Colin],
XML / XSLT changed the way I approach just about everything!  I'm
certainly not interested in your suggestion.

~ Wow - that was balsy ~

Karl..

On 14 Jul 2006 06:34:26 +0100, Colin Paul Adams
<colin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>> "Karl" == Karl Stubsjoen <kstubs@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

   Karl> Ok, So I love XSLT, 100% but I do have this beef, some
   Karl> syntax is too complicated!  Classic example, setting a
   Karl> variable:

   Karl> <xsl:variable name="bg_img"> <xsl:choose> <xsl:when
   Karl> test="normalize-space($all_vars)=''">
   Karl> <xsl:text>background_bright</xsl:text> </xsl:when>
   Karl> <xsl:otherwise> <xsl:text>background_faded</xsl:text>
   Karl> </xsl:otherwise> </xsl:choose> </xsl:variable>

Karl> Is there a cleaner / simpler way to do this?

Use a non-XML language.


Karl> Any chance you can do this in one line?


Yes:

<xsl:variable name="bg_img"><xsl:choose><xsl:whentest="normalize-space($all_vars)=''"><xsl:text>background_bright</xsl:text></xsl:when><xsl:otherwise><xsl:text>background_faded</xsl:text></xsl:otherwise></xsl:choose></xsl:variable>

:-)

(Sorry - but what else can one answer?)
--
Colin Adams
Preston Lancashire

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