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Subject: Re: Specifying an element from a separate XML file
From: Wendell Piez <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 21 May 2009 12:16:45 -0400
Re:  Specifying an element from a separate XML file
At 07:17 PM 5/20/2009, David wrote:
<xsl:variable name="here" select="."/>
<xsl:for-each select="doc('configuration.xml')/configuration/column">
<td><xsl:value-of select="$here/*[name()=current()]"/></td>
</xsl:for-each>

Or, use a meta-stylesheet, which generates a stylesheet from the configuration file to be applied to the main source file.


This is overkill for simple situations but can be useful when the configuration gets complex. Using Saxon extensions, this can even be done in a single stylesheet.

Cheers,
Wendell



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