Re: [xsl] accessing info outside current context

Subject: Re: [xsl] accessing info outside current context
From: Jeni Tennison <jeni@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2001 11:35:14 +0100
Hi Rose,

> The user has access to both workbooks, so when you first enter the
> application, both icons appear as expected. After the user clicks
> the icon to execute the PSR workbook, the context changes, and the
> icon for Cockpit disappears! Similarly, if the user clicks the
> Cockpit icon, the PSR icon disappears. I want both icons to appear
> no matter what.

Using paths that start with a '/' should work, because they always go
from the root node of the document that holds the current node. So if
those aren't working, then I think you must be changing the document
on which the XSLT stylesheet is working when the user clicks on the

You might therefore be able to get around this problem if you use the
document() function to access the original document, and create a path
that works relative to that, e.g.

    /workbook[@name = 'DISCADMIN.Cockpit']

Alternatively, if you know that you always want both icons to appear,
then why not remove the xsl:ifs altogether and just always insert both

Do send more details about what the links access and so on if the
above doesn't help.



Jeni Tennison

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