Re: [xsl] Template Parameter Q

Subject: Re: [xsl] Template Parameter Q
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 21:51:10 GMT
> I believe that the expression is being evaluated at
> the time of the call, 

yes in common with the vast majority of programming languages, xslt
expressions are not first class objects that can be stored in variables
or passed as parameters. (come back lisp all is forgiven:-)

> and being passed as an empty string (it's not present
> in context at time of call.)  

It's not passed as a string it's a node set of 1 (or more likely) no
attribute nodes.

however the AVT {} syntax and xsl:value of will both coerce this node
set to a string, empty in the case of an empty node set.

> Is there a way to do what I'm attempting?

pass in a string with the name of the attribute not the attribute

 <xsl:with-param name="att" select="'mfg_name'"/>



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