RE: [xsl] Using name() with XPath expressions (fwd)

Subject: RE: [xsl] Using name() with XPath expressions (fwd)
From: "Michael Kay" <mhkay@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 14 Jul 2001 09:45:33 +0100
> The problem is that if the variable $field contains the path of a text
> node instead of the name itself, the name function doesn't work.  For
> example, if $field contains 'author/lastname',  the name
> function assumes
> that 'author/lastname' is the string value of the name of a
> node instead
> of the path to a node.  How do I alter this comparison so
> that it works
> with $field values that are paths as well as field values that are
> names?  Thanks in advance.

You're now into the realms of the xx:evaluate() extension function provided
in Saxon, Xalan, and a couple of other products. Or in MSXML3, you can call
into a JavaScript extension function that uses selectNodes().

Mike Kay
Software AG

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