[xsl] XPath condition supplied as a parameter

Subject: [xsl] XPath condition supplied as a parameter
From: "Chris Gill" <chris.gill@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2002 16:03:02 +0100
I am getting the feeling that this is not possible but I would like
someone to confirm for me

I am trying to write a generic template to create a table with the first
column spanned over all rows in HTML. The code below works apart from
the condition is ignored. From reading around, I am getting the
impression that I cannot do this.

Any help much appreciated

data_tag is the name of the XML node to be included in the table
data_condition is the string that should form the condition to subset
the data


	<xsl:template name="table_spanned">
		<xsl:param name="first_col_width"/>
		<xsl:param name="first_col_text"/>
		<xsl:param name="data_tag"/>
		<xsl:param name="data_condition"/>

			<!-- Count rows -->
			<xsl:variable name="numrow"
			<!-- Store first element value -->
			<xsl:variable name="FirstAnswer"
				<!-- First table element with correct
rowspan value -->
				<xsl:element name="td">
name="width"><xsl:value-of select="$first_col_width"/></xsl:attribute>
name="rowspan"><xsl:value-of select="$numrow"/></xsl:attribute>
					<!-- First element -->
			<!-- All elements that are not the first element
select="(child::*[name()=$data_tag][$data_condition])[@ANSWERNAME !=


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