Re: [xsl] __LINE__ equivalent in XSTL

Subject: Re: [xsl] __LINE__ equivalent in XSTL
From: Hermann Stamm-Wilbrandt <STAMMW@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2011 13:50:51 +0100
As Ken said the XSLT processor can have line number information.

An XPath expression for a given stylesheet's nodes can be considered
as an equivalent of "line number".

Please see Oliver Becker's solution on getting trace output for XSLT:

Saxon extension "saxon:path" might be useful.

Or, if you do not use saxon, this posting of Dimitre on Dave's XSL FAQ:

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  From:       "G. Ken Holman" <gkholman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>                                                                           
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  Date:       12/02/2011 01:28 PM                                                                                                       
  Subject:    Re: [xsl] __LINE__ equivalent in XSTL                                                                                     

At 2011-12-02 13:14 +0100, Bartolomeo Nicolotti wrote:
>in C there's a pre-processor directive
>that gives you the line of source where the directive is.
>Is there an equivalent in XSLT?

No ... how were you planning to exploit this information in your
transformation?  Perhaps there is something else to help you.

Remember that the input lines of all documents fed into the XSLT
processor are not accessible to an XSLT transformation because the
transformation works on XPath node trees interpreted from those sources.

The XSLT processor, itself, may keep track of input source lines, but
this is an aspect of the processor and not of the W3C specification.

I hope this helps.

. . . . . . . . . Ken

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