Re: [xsl] :apply-templates in another document

Subject: Re: [xsl] :apply-templates in another document
From: Jeni Tennison <jeni@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 19 May 2003 10:06:08 +0100
Hi Stefan,

> I need to apply-templates on a  second .xml file referenced by a first .xml
> where which references a .xsl sheet.
> I try following:
>          ...
>         <xsl:apply-templates 
> select="document(@tag)/tag/description/@*|node()">
>           <xsl:with-param name="level" select="$level"/>
>         </xsl:apply-templates>

The trouble is that the XPath you're using to select the content of
the document is parsed as:

  (document(@tag)/tag/description/@*) | node()

In other words, you apply templates to the attributes of the
<description> element in the second .xml file, and the node() children
of the context node in the first .xml file.

The easiest thing would be to change the select attribute to:


and add a template that matched the <description> element and applied
templates to its attributes and children:

<xsl:template match="description">
  <xsl:param name="level" />
  <xsl:apply-templates select="@* | node()">
    <xsl:with-param name="level" select="$level" />



Jeni Tennison

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