RE: [xsl] Variables

Subject: RE: [xsl] Variables
From: "Stevenson Ngila" <Stevenson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 09:13:03 +0300
What i want to acheve is:

if i have the following xml node i.e.

<names option1="john" option2="peter"/>

First of all check if the attribute "option1" exists(How do i do this?),
it's not a must it will be there. And if it does,
set the variable x = 400 - ( No.of option1 * 10 )

Given that the variable had been declared earlier.

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[mailto:owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of David
Sent: 12 February 2003 18:36
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Subject: Re: [xsl] Variables

  How can i perform the following operation in xslt.

  <xsl:if test=@steve != 0>
	x= x + 1

  where x is a variable.

if x = x + 1 then 0 = 1 and the world would be inconsistent.
this would be bad, so XSLT, like other declarative programing languages
doesn't let you change the value of a variable once it is bound.

This is a FAQ.

If you said what you were trying to generate rather than which illegal
operation you were trying to peform, someone could offer some further


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