RE: collecting nodes

Subject: RE: collecting nodes
From: Kay Michael <Michael.Kay@xxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2000 09:36:16 -0000
> Is it possible to "collect" nodes in a variable or param, 
> that can later be processed using <xsl:apply-templates select="$varname">,
without using
> proprietary extensions?
Yes, provided $varname is a node-set. For example, you can write:

<xsl:variable name="v" select="//para[starts-with(., "The ")]"/>
<xsl:apply-templates select="$v">

to process all paragraphs whose text starts with "The ".

You can't do this if $varname is a result tree fragment, except by using an
extension function such as the node-set() function provided by both xt and

Neither of which is proprietary, by the way, they are both open source. But
I know what you mean.

Mike Kay

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