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RE: Re: Sort XML based on Tokenized String of sort by

Subject: RE: Re: Sort XML based on Tokenized String of sort by field
From: "Michael Kay" <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 29 May 2008 17:17:53 +0100
RE:  Re: Sort XML based on Tokenized String of sort by
> I tried to create a variable to hold this stylesheet but when 
> I output the variable - it is empty. 
> Like I try
> <?xml version="1.0"?>
> <xsl:stylesheet xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform" 
> 	version="2.0" xmlns:saxon="http://saxon.sf.net/">
>  <xsl:variable name="PATH" select="REPORT/REPORT_FORMAT/PARENT_NODE"/>
>  <xsl:variable name="ORDER_BY" 
>  <xsl:variable name="ORDER_BY_TOKEN"
> select="tokenize($ORDER_BY,'\s*,\s*')"/>
>  <xsl:strip-space elements="*"/>
>  <xsl:output indent="yes"/>
>  <xsl:template match="/">
> 	<xsl:variable name="NEW_STYLESHEET"
> 	   <xsl:element name="xsl:transform">
> 		....
> 	   </xsl:element>
> 	</xsl:variable>

That's fine so far.

> 	<xsl:value-of select="$NEW_STYLESHEET"/> 

xsl:value-of flattens whatever you give it into a single text node: it loses
all the markup. If you want to see what's in the variable, use xsl:copy-of.
To do the transformation, you just want

<xsl:copy-of select="saxon:transform(/, $NEW_STYLESHEET)"/>

Michael Kay

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