Attributes from ancestors (Was: Problems with iso-8859-1)

Subject: Attributes from ancestors (Was: Problems with iso-8859-1)
From: Lars-Arne Mattsson <larssa@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 2 Feb 1999 10:36:00 +0100 (MET)
Chris Tomlinson wrote:

> And XP handles ISO 8859-1 which I believe is simply code page zero(0) of
> Unicode?

Thank you everyone for your help, I have now found out what the
problem was. The koala engine does handle ISO-8859-1, what it doesn't
handle is iso-8859-1. I should have tried it before... A
clearification about what problem I had is that I want to write the
swedish characters å,ä,ö (a with two dots, a with a ring, o with two
dots). The koala enging said it wasn't a legal UTF-8 character. This
is now fixed when I found out how to demand ISO-8859-1 encoding.

Another question: I have a problem with attributes. I (unfortunatly)
use the august version of XSL and I wonder if it's possible to fetch
attribute values from ancestors. Here follows a example of what I want
to do.

<question id="42">
   <answer type="alternatives">

<form ...>
	<td>First</td><td><input type="radio" name="42" value="1"></td>
	<td>Second</td><td><input type="radio" name="42" value="2"></td>
	<td>Third</td><td><input type="radio" name="42" value="3"></td>
	<td>Forth</td><td><input type="radio" name="42" value="4"></td>

The problem is that I want to use a <xsl:for-each select="alt"> to 
handle the alternatives. But then i can't use the standard
<xsl:value-of expr="attribute(id)"/>. I've looked at the ancestor
command (ancestor([attribute[id]])), but I can't get any data from it
(probaly bacuse I've missunderstood it's meaning. 

Anyway, if anyone can help me with this I'd really appreciate it!


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