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Re: Modifying Source Data from XSLT

From: Joe Kesselman <keshlam-nospam@-------.--->
Date: 6/8/2006 11:01:00 AM

Jamie Jackson wrote:
> Is there a way to modify the underlying data, as opposed to having to
> clean it each time you come to it?

You can't alter the source document -- expect by taking a two-pass 
approach, one pass to create the altered source and then a second pass 
to style from that. The two passes can be done in a single stylesheet, 
with some work, if you're either using XSLT2 or are willing to use the
EXSLT node-set() function -- build the altered tree in a variable, then
style from that -- but of course this doubles your memory use and means 
touching everything twice, so it may not be a net win.


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