Re: XSLT feature request - element value templates!

Subject: Re: XSLT feature request - element value templates!
From: Richard Light <richard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2000 16:14:39 +0100
In message <395A1243.45B582BC@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Warren Hedley
<w.hedley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes

>  <a href="{$OUTPUT_DIRECTORY}/{base_filename}.html">
>    <xsl:value-of select="$OUTPUT_DIRECTORY" />
>    <xsl:text>/</xsl:text>
>    <xsl:value-of select="base_filename" />
>    <xsl:text>.html</xsl:text>
>  </a>
>The content of the href attribute and the <a> element are identical, yet
>the construction of the first is beautifully simple, yet the second is
>simply painful.

You don't need your <xsl:text> elements - this is equally valid:

  <a href="{$OUTPUT_DIRECTORY}/{base_filename}.html"><xsl:value-of
select="$OUTPUT_DIRECTORY" />/<xsl:value-of select="base_filename"

(Not that I'm saying that my version is very elegant either!)

Richard Light
SGML/XML and Museum Information Consultancy

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