Re: [xsl] Variable construction: Afterthought...

Subject: Re: [xsl] Variable construction: Afterthought...
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2005 16:15:55 +0100
> There is an existing document which I cannot change. In the document there
> is a line of code...

If it is an input document it's not code it's just text, as Michael
said, Yopu could leave it as ="{$helpUrl}" but it may as well be any
other string, it is not an XSLT variable reference if it is not in an
XSL file.

> I understand that the {$helpUrl} is a variable.

Not unless the file is an xslt file (I'm stil not sure from your
description whether it is or not)

> I thought that
> <xsl:variable name="helpUrl"
> select=""/>
> ...would suffice.

that selects an element named myMarks.asp that is a child of an element
myuwe which is a child of an element which is a
descendent of an element http: so it's a legal XPath butnot what you
intended, you need to put ' ' around a string.

then if your file containing href="{$helpUrl}"> is an xsl file that
you've imported it will expand teh variable reference automatically.

if it is an input file then you will need a template that  matches

match="a[@href='{$helpUrl}']" that generates whatever you need to


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