Re: [xsl] Returning a sequence of text nodes from xsl:apply-templates

Subject: Re: [xsl] Returning a sequence of text nodes from xsl:apply-templates
From: Clint Redwood <clint@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2011 15:11:08 +0100

Thanks! That worked a dream!

That was exactly what I had thought would be the problem, I just hadn't a clue
what syntax to use to prevent it.

Thanks for your reply too David: I'm afraid I was trying to put down as little
as would describe the problem hoping someone would spot my mistake: I'm typing
it all in on an iPhone and it takes a long time to write code segments...


Clint Redwood

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On 26 Jul 2011, at 14:47, Andrew Welch <andrew.j.welch@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On 26 July 2011 14:35, Clint Redwood <clint@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Hi! I may be fundamentally failing to understand how this works, but I've
been trying to obtain a sequence result from xsl:apply-templates, where I am
looking for each text result to be a member of the final sequence. There are
no nodes or tags in the results.
>> I have
>> <xsl:variable name="resultVar" as="item() *">
>>  <xsl:apply-templates select="$nodeList" />
>> </xsl:variable>
>> As I have said, my expectation was that I would get a sequence, one entry
per node in $nodeList.
>> However when I use
>> <xsl:value-of select="$resultVar" separator="$separatorVar" />
>> I get only a single output of all the concatenated results, without a
>> I'm using Saxon b 9.1 and xsl 2.0.
>> Any suggestions as to where my understanding has failed would be
> Trying this out locally, it seems like it's an adjacent text node
> merging issue.... if you change the $resultVar type from item()* to
> xs:string* then you get the output you are after.
> --
> Andrew Welch

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