Re: don't get variables

Subject: Re: don't get variables
From: "G. Ken Holman" <gkholman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 11 Nov 1999 12:11:35 -0500
At 99/11/11 08:48 -0800, Alexandra Morgan wrote:
I don't understand how one is supposed to access the value of variables. Why does this not put A in the result:

  <xsl:template match="/">
    <xsl:variable name="test" select="A"/>
    <xsl:value-of select="$test" />

Because with the XPath expression you are using you are asking to assign the value of the child node named "A" to the variable named "test".

I gather the document element of your document isn't named "A".

The XPath expression for the string "A" is "A", so you'll have to do:

<xsl:variable name="test" select="'A'"/>


<xsl:variable name="test select='"A"'/>

if you want the string "A" to show up in your result.

I hope this helps.

.............. Ken

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