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Re: [xsl] Variable in XPath

From: Abel Braaksma <>
Date: 6/27/2007 5:42:00 PM
Garvin Riensche wrote:
Hi Abel,

Thanks a lot for you answer, you gave lots of comments that are 
usefull for me.

Your solution defintely serves my needs I explained in my first mail. 
But as I wrote in my second mail there might be lots of 
attribute-combinations. So I would have to write a template for every 
possible combination which would make the stylesheed get very large. 
Maybe that's the only solution. But I would prefer a solutions with 
one template for all possible combinations like explained in my second 
mail with some default value for the variables that are not set by 

In addition, if you want an extensible solution, you can consider this 
as parameter value:


in which case you do not have to create a new parameter each time you 
add a new query possibility to your template. You match would then look 
as follows:

<xsl:variable name="attributes" select="tokenize($query, ';')" />
<xsl:variable name="attr-names"
       select="for $i in $attributes return tokenize($i, '=')[1]" />
<xsl:variable name="attr-values"
       select="for $i in $attributes return tokenize($i, '=')[2]" />

<xsl:template match="class[
      deep-equals(@*/name(), $attr-names) and
      deep-equals(@*string(), $attr-values)]" />

  ... do your thing with the matches ...

Come to think of it, this is probably a shorter solution in the long run ;)

Happy coding!

-- Abel Braaksma


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