RE: [xsl] Are variables allowed in XPATHs?

Subject: RE: [xsl] Are variables allowed in XPATHs?
From: "Roger Glover" <glover_roger@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 2 Feb 2003 22:18:26 -0600
Harry Ohlsen wrote:

> I've written some XSL that is parameterised based
> on a set of variables defined in an xsl:include-ed
> file.  The reason is that I want to separate the
> generic transformation from the specifics, both to
> facilitate re-use and to avoid unintentional
> editing of the XSL when targeting it at a specific
> instance of the problem.
> This seems to work fine with Xalan, but XMLSpy
> gives me an error, saying that variables and
> parameters cannot be used in patterns.
> Am I doing something that may break if I move from
> Xalan to another processor, or is XMLSpy just
> telling me that this is a limitation in its debugger?
> I'm particularly interested, since I am in the
> process of evaluating XMLSpy.  If this is a
> limitation of XMLSpy, can anyone point me to
> another tool that can handle this kind of code,
> since I expect to be writing a lot of it.
> Of course, if there's a better way to approach the
> problem, I'd be interested to hear that, too!
> I've only been hacking at XSLT for about a week,
> so I'm definitely not au fait with all its
> facilities, yet.

It might help if you gave us a look at the exact pattern to which XMLSpy was

-- Roger

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