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Re: [xsl] passing param using value-of

From: Wendell Piez <wapiez@------------.--->
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Date: 2/16/2012 9:54:00 PM
Hi Mansour,

On 2/16/2012 4:19 PM, Mansour Al Akeel wrote:
> This works fine.
>   <xsl:call-template name="myTemplate">
>          <xsl:with-param name="arguments" select="preceding-sibling::*">
>          </xsl:with-param>
> </xsl:call-template>
> But this doesn't:
> <xsl:call-template name="myTemplate">
>          <xsl:with-param name="arguments">
>               <xsl:value-of select="preceding-sibling::*" />
>          </xsl:with-param>
>   </xsl:call-template>
> Why ? How do I use value-of to set the value of a parameter ?

xsl:value-of generates a (single) text node. Depending on the parameter, 
that may be okay (or maybe not), even if the cases when a text node is 
good but a simple string is not even better are fairly rare.


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