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Re: How to embed xsl:value-of into html tag

From: rugowski@----------
Date: 8/24/2000 9:32:00 AM

I'm trying to do the exact same thing, except for 10 URL's in a row.

When I use the AVT, it won't advance past my fisrt URL, but I use a value
of select for what is displayed on the screen and that advances fine:

It displays the proper text, but all 10 point to the same URL, the first


<A HREF="/details?pn={/hitlist/patn}"><xsl:value-of select="."/></A>





Chris Rugowski
I/T Specialist
IBM Global Services, Rochester, MN
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Wendell Piez <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> on 08/24/2000 10:56:23 AM

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To:   xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject:  Re: How to embed xsl:value-of into html tag

Hi Joan,

You want an attribute value template, like so:

<xsl:template match="productName">
  <input type="text" name="productName"
     value='{.}' size="25" maxlength="30" />

There's another way to do it with <xsl:attribute>, but this is the easy

It's not a workaround either. An AVT (recognize it by the { } ) is
explicitly provided as a way of saying "inside this attribute, evaluate
this expression instead of taking it as a literal."

Have a blast,

At 03:22 PM 8/24/00 -0700, you wrote:
>I can't get this working. value of the input field will be <xsl:value-of
>instead of the real name -- XML Bible. I guess XSLT will not transform any
>XSL statement inside
>a html tag.
>Any workaround will be really appreciated. Thanks,
>=============xsl code=================
><xsl:template match="productName">
>    <input type="text" name="productName" value='&lt;xsl:value-of
>select="."/&gt;' size="25" maxlength="30" />
>=============xml code================
><?xml version="1.0"?>
><productName> XML Bible </productName>
><input type="text" name="productName" value='<xsl:value-of select="."/>'
>size ="25" maxlength="30" />
>==========what I want==============
><input type="text" name="productName" value='XML Bible'  size ="25"
>maxlength="30" />

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