Re: [xsl] More Multi-Document Mambo

Subject: Re: [xsl] More Multi-Document Mambo
From: Larry Garfield <lgarfiel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2001 08:47:22 -0500
David Carlisle wrote:

>     <xsl:for-each select="//section">
> note that is very costly it causes the system to searth the entire
> depth of the document looking for sections, if you know all the sections
> are at the same level much better to not use //, or more simply just let
> the  templates application mechanism take you to the sections, and don't
> use for-each here at all.

Yeah, I think I'm giving a full path in the actual file, I was just using this for
demonstration purposes.

>      <xsl:with-param name="sectNum"><xsl:value-of select="$sectNum" />
> so your outer variable isn't doing anything, you coul have use
> position() here.
>    <xsl:with-param name="sectNum"><xsl:value-of
> select="$sectNum" /></xsl:with-param>
> That passes the string value of the number, you could have passed the number as
>    <xsl:with-param name="sectNum" select="$sectNum" />
> but if you will ever need anything other than the number in the
> templates, you may as well pass the node itself, then you can
> get all information
>   <xsl:with-param name="section" select="." />
> see, then instead of doing:
>   <xsl:apply-templates
> select="$sourcefile/source/body/section[position()=$sectNum]/title" />
> you could do
>   <xsl:apply-templates select="$section/title" />

Hm.  I like that.  If nothing else it would make the code shorter.  I think that
takes care of questions 1 and 2.  But what exactly is happening internally with the
trees, and is there any way to differentiate between them so that the identity
transform doesn't pass through stuff from one of the trees?

Larry Garfield

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