[xsl] scoping inside a select statement

Subject: [xsl] scoping inside a select statement
From: S Woodside <sbwoodside@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2003 17:45:58 -0500
Why does this DWIM:
<xsl:variable name="foobar" select="@name"/>
<xsl:value-of select="document('inst.xml')//*[boolean(name() = $foobar)]"/>

and this doesn't:
<xsl:value-of select="document('inst.xml')//*[boolean(name() = @name)]"/>

... or perhaps I should say, how do I scope @name inside a select to refer to the @name attribute of the context node outside the select, instead of whatever it's referring to here (... an attribute named @name in the context node inside the select?)

Also if you're wondering about the unnecessary boolean() I've decided to use it for syntactic safety to protect myself from numeric result s;-)




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