Filtering nodes on other attributes

Subject: Filtering nodes on other attributes
From: Gary Lawrence Murphy <garym@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 06 May 2000 11:03:43 -0400
I'd like to filter a document printout to only include chapters with
specific attribute values; I'd hoped this would be as easy as
giving the command

    jade -V STATUS=review tex book.sgml

And having my local stylesheet include

        (if ROOTID (process-element-with-id ROOTID)
            (if STATUS (process-element-with-status STATUS)

but, of course, 'process-element-with-status' does not exist so it is
neccessary to invent it.  I've started on Prescod' DSSSL tutorial and
the basic building blocks appear to be (attribute-string "status") and

My naive approach to string these together (with a second varable test
to only print a specific chapter) did not work: It prints the whole
document ...

        (if ROOTID (process-element-with-id ROOTID)
            (if STATUS (process-matching-children
                        (eq STATUS (attribute-string "status")))

Am I on the right track?  Is there a simple method to do what I want?

Gary Lawrence Murphy <garym@xxxxxxxxxx>  TeleDynamics Communications Inc
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