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XSLT Template: Reusing with document()

From: dutone <dutone@-------.--->
Date: 4/24/2008 7:50:00 PM
Is it possible to use a template and then, in the same transformation,
reuse it for a call to document()?

I have a document that has a child. If necessary, I need to include
another document's (same structure) child. I'd like to reuse a
template but it doesn't seem to be working out for me.

<xsl:template match="/root">
    <id><xsl:value-of select="name"/></id>
         <xsl:apply-templates select="child"/>
         <xsl:if test="string-length($additonal-id)>0">
             <xsl:apply-templates select="document($additional-id)/

<xsl:template match="child">

The code above will cause an infinite loop. I've tried passing the /
root/child element as a param to the child template, but that causes a
type mismatch error.

Any ideas? I'd hope that I wouldn't have to recreate the xsl:value-of
the elements of the child structure with a document()/root/.


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