Re: question about call-template

Subject: Re: question about call-template
From: Eric van der Vlist <vdv@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2000 21:14:00 +0100
Hi Mike,

The idea of using the xsl sheet as a "normal" document :
> <xsl:apply-templates select="document('')/*/xsl:template[@name=$tname]"/>
is really powerful...

I hadn't noticed this point in the XSLT recommendations before your

Thanks for bringing it to our attention !


Kay Michael wrote:
> > I can't find a way to pass the *name* of a template to
> > another template, and then call that template by that name.
> Can't be done with call-template, except by an xsl:choose instruction that
> lists all the possibilities.
> You could achieve the effect with apply-templates with a bit of deviousness.
> Change your named template from
> <xsl:template name="xyz">
> to
> <xsl:template name="xyz" match="xsl:template[@name='xyz']"/>
> and call it like this:
> <xsl:variable name="tname" select="'xyz'"/>
> <xsl:apply-templates select="document('')/*/xsl:template[@name=$tname]"/>
> However, this will change the current node and node list; if the named
> template needs these, they'll have to be passed as parameters.
> I suspect if you go back to the original problem, there is a better solution
> than this.
> Mike Kay
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