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Re: Problem of template priority

Subject: Re: Problem of template priority
From: "Imsieke, Gerrit, le-tex" <gerrit.imsieke@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2010 03:26:23 +0200
Re:  Problem of template priority
On 29.04.2010 02:41, Fabre Lambeau wrote:

I have a complex XSLT stylesheet, which does import some other ones in order to refine/delegate some of the work depending on the type of data it finds.
This works by using templates with modes, and matching rules that are more specific, hence increasing their default priority. However, in the main sheet (the one that imports the others), there is a case where I want to force the most generic template to be applied, after which it can call the others.
However, no matter what I do with the priority attribute, my processor seems to always select the template from the imported stylesheet.

I'm afraid we cannot tell you why without seeing the actual code or a minimal example that reproduces this behaviour.

There are many possible reasons why the template rule in the importing stylesheet didn't match -- a predicate that causes the pattern not to match, typos in mode names, missing namespace prefixes, ...

Having said that, I tried to create a simple example (below), and there I get just the opposite effect: I can never get the imported template to apply instead of the generic one, even though it is more selective

Before considering explicit or computed priorities, the processor has to consider import precedence [1, 2].

This means that the imported template will always lose, no matter what the priorities specify.


[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/xslt20/#conflict [2] http://www.w3.org/TR/xslt20/#dt-import-precedence

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