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Re: [xsl] select element based on value of one of the children

From: Geert Josten <Geert.Josten@----------->
To:
Date: 10/11/2005 9:20:00 AM
You are looking for:



select="a[b = '7']"



The [...] is called a predicate.



If you look closely enough at the example, you will notice a select expression containing a 
predicate as well...



Cheers,
G.

Schellekens, B.J.G. wrote:



XSL processor, processor version, and version of the language: I use IE6
to test my stylesheet and have the following header in my stylesheet
<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0"
xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform">

Dear reader,
As a XML and XSL newbie I would like to know whether it is possible to
select an element based on the value of one of children and how this can
best be done.

I have a xml document with the following structure:
<main>
	<a>
		<b>5</b>
		<c>G</c>
	</a>
	<a>
		<b>7</b>
		<c>L</c>
	</a>
	<a>
		<b>4</b>
		<c>T</c>
	</a>
</main>

I would like to know how to, for example, select the following element
and use it in my stylesheet (<xsl:for-each select="???????">):
<a>
	<b>7</b>
	<c>L</c>
</a>

Note that I select the element with a child b having a value of 7. 



Cheers,



Bjorn



P.S. I tried to do my "homework" and found the following example

http://www.dpawson.co.uk/xsl/sect2/N3235.html#d4086e214. I, however, do

not understand what their solution to the problem is. 






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