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[xsl] Re: Spam:[xsl] Xsl:variable question

From: JBryant@---------
Date: 9/26/2005 8:11:00 PM
Hi, Matt,

For the most part, yes. However, beware of circular definitions (which no 
language can handle).

<xsl: variable name="a">
  some processing dependent on the value of $b

<xsl: variable name="b">
  some processing dependent on the value of $a

will break.

And while it looks simple in this very obvious case, it can be hell to 
figure out in practice, when it's halfway through 3,000 lines of souce 
code in multiple files. So I try to keep those kinds of things together in 
the same file and write comments so that I can figure out what I did when 
I come back to that stretch of code next year.

Jay Bryant
Bryant Communication Services
(presently consulting at Synergistic Solution Technologies)

"Emerson, Matt" <Matt.Emerson@xxxxxxx> 
09/26/2005 02:56 PM
Please respond to


Spam:[xsl] Xsl:variable question


If I declare more than one global variable in a document, can I be
ensured that the global variables will be instantiated in a particular

For instance, if I do this,


                 <xsl:variable name="A">
                                 some processing...

                 <xsl:variable name="B">
                                 some processing dependent on B

                 <xsl:variable name="C">
                                 some processing dependent on A,B,etc.

                 <xsl:template match="/">

Will I be ensured that C will be processed after B and after A,etc?




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